Benoit LAVAL is a mountain lover and passionate runner, running in competition since he was 10 years old. His studies, along with his military service in Saint-Cyr-Coëtquidan, have played a leading role in building his taste for entrepreneurship.
As a graduated textile engineer, he decided to build his life around his passions: creation of Raidlight in 1999, recovery of the company Vertical in 2010, creation of the Trail Stations tourism networks and Ski touring areas in 2011 and 2012, creation of the Made in France production workshop INO-Fab in 2015. In order to pursue the international growth of Raidlight and Vertical, the companies join Groupe Skis Rossignol in 2016.
After two years as Vice-President Outdoor of the Rossignol Skis Group, Benoit LAVAL resigned for diverging strategic points of view in February 2019 for new projects. After a world tour and training at HEC, INSEAD, and training as a certified professional coach, Benoit LAVAL takes over the reins of Raidlight as an independent company in August 2020.