Friday 30 October 2015

Appointment to strengthen compressor business in Ireland.

Alexander Pavlov has been appointed as Country Manager for Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business in Ireland. In this new role, he will continue the implementation of an aggressive strategy to strengthen the position of Atlas Copco as a market leader in Ireland.

Alexander Pavlov
Pavlov states his mission as: “To make sure we grow even stronger than the local economy in Ireland, meaning that we gain market share in the segments where we have not traditionally performed. In the last couple of years, Atlas Copco has invested a lot in the Ireland organisation, especially in the sales and marketing team. Now we have a much stronger presence in the industrial market and the economic indicators are positive.”

These last two factors, plus a number of new compressed air, industrial gas and rough vacuum products, including the recently launched GHS VSD+ vacuum pump that offers average energy savings of up to 50%, makes Atlas Copco Compressors’ Irish sales organisation well-armed to focus exclusively on growth. As Pavlov explains: “All of our products and services have one property in common, which is that they offer customers sustainable productivity. On top of that we have greatly improved our operational efficiency following the recent implementation of new state-of-the-art ERP and CRM systems.”

The aftermarket business is one of Pavlov’s main focus areas. Atlas Copco’s local organisation in Ireland has a highly experienced service team and operates advanced planning systems, which allows it to exceed customer expectations when providing service and supporting uninterrupted customer productivity and energy efficiency. “Our strategy is to convince more customers to subscribe to a service contract with Atlas Copco, which will enable them to keep maintenance costs at a stable and predictable level, avoiding any unexpected situations,” commented Pavlov.

Pavlov’s first impressions of the team in Ireland were very positive. He says, “I am very impressed with the team of 31 people we have in Ireland. We have a great mix of experienced mature colleagues and young high potentials. It's a great pleasure and honour joining such a team.”

Pavlov is a Belgian citizen. He graduated as a software engineer in St Petersburg Technical University and then worked in the Alcatel group, prior to joining Atlas Copco in Antwerp in 2003. He held the positions of Information Systems Project Manager and Product Marketing Manager, and for the last four years has been working as Regional Business Line Manager for Compressor Technique for South East Europe, based in Greece.

Outside of work, Pavlov dedicates most of his time to his family, with three sons aged between 4 and 16. He follows many sports with a particular interest in football, and also likes history, classical rock music, and playing guitar in his spare time.

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