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INTERNATIONAL NEWS Perkins Appoints Chris Snodgrass as Vice President-Global Sales, Marketing & Service Chris Snodgrass has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, Service and Aftermarket Parts at Perkins Engines Company Limited. Responsible for global engine sales, parts and customer relationships, Chris is the first vice president to have offices in San Antonio, Texas U.S., Peterborough, UK and Shanghai, China. “Our customers are our number one priority,” said Perkins President Ramin Younessi. “We are a global business, serving a diverse customer base throughout the world. Having Chris and his customer facing teams located close to our OEMs, enables us to effectively manage these customer relationships, share our expertise and support their business growth.” Chris will lead all commercial activities for Perkins engines, sold both direct to customers and through the global Perkins distribution network, and will own the service and parts group, where he will continue to ensure customers experience consistently exceptional levels of service and support. “This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a truly global customer focused team,” said Chris. “Over the last few years the team has grown our engine and aftermarket parts sales, which has created a strong foundation for us to build upon and secure new opportunities. “Our recent growth has been supported by significant investments in the Perkins brand, our products, people and facilities. Our construction, rental, agricultural, materials handling and electric power customers tell us these investments have also delivered significant value to their business.” For more than 80 years, Perkins has delivered quality products and services to its customers. To build upon this customer offering, Chris has created four new positions within the sales and marketing team. Jasbir (Jaz) Gill has accepted the position of Director of Global OEM Direct Account Sales. Responsibilities include growth of the Perkins variable speed engine direct account business. David Nicoll has been appointed Director of Global Marketing and Dealer Operations. Responsible for the global marketing of the Perkins engine business, David will also lead on the development of the Perkins distribution network. Doug Mihelick becomes the new Director of Global Service and Customer Support, ensuring Perkins maximises its service and customer support to deliver a consistent approach across the product range. Bill Giunta will support Chris as the Sales Business Process Manager, a role which will focus on delivering continued process improvements for our customers and distributors. Continuing to lead Perkins regional and distribution sales and also reporting into Chris are: • Andy Zuckerman, Director of Regional Sales and Distribution, Americas • Daniel (Dan) Bentley, Director of Regional Sales and Distribution, Asia Pacific • Trevor Toulson, Director of Regional Sales and Distribution, EAME & CIS • Michael Wright, Director of Global Aftermarket Parts “We’re continuing to invest in the Perkins distribution channel and global customer support with new products to meet customer needs, engine manufacturing facilities located close to OEM’s production plants and a global service network providing quick access to Perkins Genuine parts,” stated Chris. “These initiatives and the changes we’ve announced today will further position the Perkins brand for future success.” Sungrow bring together industry leaders in Bangkok, Thailand Sungrow have announced that it has concluded a forum held in Bankok, called “Embracing the Thailand PV Industry; Enjoying the Future’. The event was held at the Hotel Peninsula, on Oct.26, 2015 in. The event is bought together government agencies, project developers, investors, financing institutions, EPC’s and global leading suppliers and other industry experts. Since entering the Thai market early this year, Sungrow has signed more than 200 MW’sof PV inverter supplying contracts, and expects to be the No. 1 PV inverter supplier in Thailand. The event was enabled key industry figures from companies such as local developer Super Energy to worldwide leading developer SunEdison, to discuss the developmentof PV and how they could all work together to achieve the great potential, there is in Thailand and in South-East Asia in general. “This is a well-prepared networking event for Southeast Asia market. Thailand has become one of the most promising countries for PV industry development in SEA region. We’re honored to be able to invite these important industry professionals, friends and partners to this event. I hope everyone can have a further understanding of the market dynamics, technology trends as well as advanced PV plant design concepts after Forum Sungrow 2015.” said Prof. Renxian Cao, founder and CEO of Sungrow. 20 energetica INDIA · SEP | OCT15


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