It is with deep sadness that we heard of the passing of Patrice ARBAULT on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
For more than a year and a half, Patrice had been battling the disease with his typical strength and determination, without ever losing hope. Many people supported him in this fight with their thoughts, actions, encouragement and love. Unfortunately, life decided otherwise.
Patrice was an emblematic figure in the validation of rapid analytical methods. Thanks to his strength of conviction, Patrice was able to bring with him hundreds of actors and partners, beyond the continents, with whom he maintained relations, often friendly. For more than 15 years, Patrice had been constantly striving to raise the quality of validation and promote harmonization. His charisma, professionalism and commitment left no one indifferent.
A committed partner of AFNOR Certification, Patrice joined the Technical Board of the NF VALIDATION mark in January 2014. He held its presidency from January 2016 to July 2018, and suddenly fell ill. Patrice enjoyed chairing the Technical Office so much that he led passionate and always constructive discussions. We appreciated him very much.
We have lost a wonderful person, and for many a very dear friend.
Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones in this difficult moment.