Panasonic has appointed Jose Manuel Alves as UK and IRE Country Manager for the heating and cooling division. He joined Panasonic in 2003 as European Marketing Manager, followed by roles as Country Manager for the Nordic Region and, most recently, France.
Alves has experience across the Panasonic heating and cooling product line-up, in particular the Aquarea air source heat pump range, with France being ahead of the curve in offering grants for domestic air source heat pumps to thousands of homes across the country over the past few years.
He said: “I am very pleased to be joining the UK and Irish teams, many of whom I have worked with in past roles. The strength of our distributor network, coupled with new technologies being launched by Panasonic, puts us in a good position for growth. With a strong focus on innovative technologies such as our commercial refrigeration CO2 range, availability of R32 models throughout the Panasonic range and of course our highly efficient Aquarea air source heat pumps, we have plenty to offer. I am excited about the possibilities that the latest nanoe X technology will offer in helping to improve indoor air quality and inhibit certain viruses and pollutants. I look forward to working with the team towards a great future together.”
Alfred Armaos, the previous UK and IRE Country Manager, is moving to a new European role within Panasonic as Country Manager for Germany, Austria & Switzerland.