APOC has appointed Pete Allwood as vice president, business development – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
He will be tasked with guiding and focusing APOC’s expansion programme throughout the EMEA region. Allwood’s primary responsibilities will be the development and execution of sales and programme initiatives designed to maximise the company’s growing specialism in narrowbody aircraft and engine support, APOC said.
Previously regional head for EMEA at Killick Aerospace, Allwood has experience in the sale, purchase and lease of commercial 737G/A320F narrowbody aircraft and CFM56-5B/-7B and V2500-A5 engines to airlines, operators and MROs.
“The new role of VP business development – EMEA is crucial to sustaining the growth trajectory that we have initiated,” said APOC CEO Max Lutje Wooldrik. “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.”
Allwood commented: “We are seeing signs of recovery, however the airline sector is still cautious. Customers are extremely cost-sensitive with all expenditure heavily scrutinised 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 also recently appointed Kevin Wall to the new role of senior vice president, business development for the Americas.