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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 27 / 15

THIBAUT POTDEVIN has joined the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the creator and organizer of the Le Mans 24 Hours as marketing and sales manager. He will be attached to FRÉDÉRIC LÉNART , the ACO GM, and will also report to GÉRARD NEVEU , GM of the Le Mans Endurance ...

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