APOC Aviation, the leasing, trading, aircraft component and part-out specialist, has appointed Alexis Dufermont as director of business development.
He will be responsible for expanding and diversifying APOC’s global customer network and the development of new routes to market for the organisation’s growing A320 and B737 inventory of parts.
APOC vice-president of component sales, Karim Grinate, believes that Dufermont’s extensive experience will be a great asset to the team. “With over fifteen years in the specialist component support sector, Alexis brings great drive and energy as well as in-depth industry knowledge. He has previously held positions in sales, purchasing, contract presentations and negotiations and his role will not only be to showcase APOC’s capabilities but also to mentor the sales teams across the business.”
In his previous position at AJW Aviation as sales director of contract services , Dufermont was accustomed to developing integrated component solutions for a wide range of customers of all sizes and global locations, and he sees this a core strength. “At this challenging time for the aviation sector I see opportunities to bring what APOC has created in the after-market to the attention of significant operators, MROs and brokers.
“The approach to business is innovative and contemporary, gathering global followers via their crowd-funding successes, and they use robust benchmark technologies to interrogate industry trends and identify unique opportunities – that excites me. In addition, The Netherlands’ approach to customs, logistics and commerce in general means APOC is ideally suited to serving both the European and international markets.”
The fact that APOC Aviation is still a relatively young company was also a crucial deciding factor said Dufermont. “Throughout its short five-year history, the business has seen fantastic year on year growth and even during this pandemic it has had the confidence to seize opportunities and secure investment partners. This means not only that the business has a phenomenal stock of modern, latest-tech commercial spares, but also the ambition and focus to look ahead to a new world in aviation and prepare for those market needs. There’s a lot to do of course, but we have a new saying – ‘every customer is welcome’.”