Pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appointment of Okay Barutçu to the role of group senior vice president and regional managing director of Grundfos East Europe, West Asia, Middle East and Africa region.
In his new role, Barutçu will lead the company’s business across over 80 countries including 14 wholly-owned sales companies, a number of liaison offices and local assembly plants Grundfos operates in the region.
He will also be spearheading opportunities for the company’s development and expansion in this region.
Prior to this role, Okay was the group senior vice president and regional managing director for the Asia Pacific markets since 2015. Prior to that he served as the general manager in Turkey, where he was responsible for all Grundfos sales, marketing and production activities in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
Commenting on Barutçu's appointment, Poul Due Jensen, group executive vice president sales, marketing and service, Grundfos, said: “During his tenure in the Asia Pacific, Okay managed to transform and strengthen this very dynamic region for the company. I am sure his experience and expertise in developing emerging markets will further support Grundfos’ growth in the East Europe, West Asia, Middle East and Africa markets.”
Okay Barutçu will now be based in Dubai where the regional headquarters will be setup to serve the East Europe, West Asia, Middle East and Africa markets.