APOC said it has appointed industry specialist, Pete Allwood, to guide and focus its expansion programme throughout the EMEA region.
According to APOC, Allwood primary responsibilities will be the development and execution of sales and programme initiatives designed to maximize APOC’s growing specialism in narrowbody aircraft and engine support.
Previously regional head for Europe, Middle-East, Africa (EMEA) at Killick Aerospace, Allwood will build upon his business development experience gained in the sale, purchase and lease of commercial B737G/A320F narrow-body aircraft, CFM56-5B/-7B and V2500-A5 engines to airlines, operators and MROs.
Max Lutje Wooldrik, APOC CEO explained: The new role of VP Business Development – EMEA is crucial to sustaining the growth trajectory that we have initiated” Pete will build upon the success we have generated in a few short years. His focus on end-of-life aircraft/asset solutions and commercial development has given him an in-depth knowledge of our airline customer’s needs, the services they require and their high expectations.”
Pete Allwood, APOC VP Business Development added: “We are seeing signs of recovery however the airline sector is still cautious. Customers are extremely cost-sensitive with all expenditures heavily scrutinized before being justified. My new remit is to work with the APOC team of asset specialists, software engineers and technicians, all of whom are accustomed to doing things a bit differently, to develop cost-effective, flexible and creative servicing and provisioning programme solutions.”
APOC said it is building its senior management team to strengthen and invigorate the business. Allwood joins Kevin Wall, the newly appointed Senior VP Business Development – Americas, to bring established expertise and safe hands as the Company gears up to springboard growth.