Field controls specialist Sontay is opening a new office in the United Arab Emirates, with Ali Jabr appointed as Middle East Area Sales Manager following the retirement of John Cameron after 15 years with the company.
Sandy Damm, Sontay Managing Director, said: “This is a fantastic growth step and shows how our dedication and hard work in the area is coming to fruition.
"I would like to thank John Cameron for his loyal service and commitment. He has built up a great customer network in the Middle East, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”
Enrique Flórez is the new boss at Hitachi Air Conditioning in Europe, the company announced this week.
Mr Florez takes over as Vice President and General Manager in Europe from 1st June 2016. His task is to lead the air conditioning company's market strategies and growth plans in Europe. His remit includes making the most of the recent joint venture between Hitachi and Johnson Controls to develop their business in the region.
HItachi has its European factory near Barcelona where it makes air conditioning products specific to the requirements of the countries in the Europe. Enrique Flórez will need to work closely with the factory to ensure the company keeps creating products customers want to buy.
Enrique Flórez is an industrial engineer who has been involved with the building construction sector for over 20 years. He joined Johnson Controls in 2008 and is currently Regional Director Spain and Italy, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency.
Chemours, the chemicals giant, has announced that its flouroproducts and chemicals chief, Thierry Vanlancker, is to retire.
Paul Kirsch, a senior employee at Henkel, is to take over from Vanlacker after a handover period.
Mark Vergnano, Chemours president and CEO, said:
"Thierry has been instrumental in beginning the transformation of our fluoroproducts business—part of our larger Chemours five-point transformation plan—and I am confident that Paul will accelerate that work with a clear focus on customers, growth, and delivering results.”
"Paul brings deep experience on the commercial side from his many former P&L roles, and I have no doubt that under his leadership our fluoroproducts business will achieve greater and faster growth, which ultimately serves the interests of all our company stakeholders.”