Aviation component company APOC has named Pete Allwood as vice president for business development in EMEA. His primary responsibilities will be the development and execution of sales and programme initiatives designed to maximise 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 narrowbody aircraft, 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” explains 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 is under no illusion about the significant challenges that lay ahead for the aviation industry, but he sees APOC as a catalyst for innovation. “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.”
As aviation faces its new frontier, APOC is building its senior management team to strengthen and invigorate the business. Allwood joins Kevin Wall, the newly appointed senior vice president for business development in the Americas, to bring established expertise and safe hands as the Company gears up to springboard growth.