Jean-Paul Ravier was born in La Mure France in 1948
He studied Aerospace engineering science in ISAE-Supaero and management at IAE Paris.
He joined Valeo in 1972, then Valeo Lighting branch in1984. Since that time and till his retirement in 2013, he had different responsibilities in the technical organization, including projects, RD, and Advanced technology.
From 2014, to 2018, he was responsible of the ELS (Embedded Lighting Systems) chair, for advanced training and research in lighting, in Institut d’optique graduate school, ESTACA and Strate Design School, with the support of the founding partners Renault group, PSA group, Automotive Lighting and Valeo and the associate partners Osram, Mentor Graphics and Bertrandt. Since 2018, he is one of Driving Vision News contributors.