Pierre Vérots (1898-1985), an industrial entrepreneur from Lyon, has developped between the two World Wars precision mechanic tools. Under german occupation, to maintain his factories active, he developped and commercialized a two-stroke engine that could be fitted to bicycles: the VAP engine.Such vehicles were in hig demand at a time when cars were scarce. The production was maintained for many years after the war.
Pierre Vérots was very fond of the social role of his business. Early on, he initiated apprenticeship and implemented formation structures. For that deed, he was awarded academic palms. He later bequeathed one of his factories to the city of Villeurbanne to create a meeting place for old people.
He devoted his later years to a number of social charities, particularly oriented to environmental protection.
Pierre Vérots leaves us the portrait of a man with major moral qualities.