What does this change in personnel mean for ebm-papst Middle East and its customers?
Koen van Nistelrooij: Since Marco has worked for the company here in Dubai already for more than seven years, he knows the region, customers and projects. Due to this, the personnel change won’t have any impact on our customers. They can still expect the same support as they had in the past.
Marco Duarte: An extra value is the learning curve I had over the last two and a half years as CEO of IKOR, developer and manufacturer of electronics with sites in Spain, Mexico and China and over 800 employees. I will bring all the experience I have acquired in different business areas at global range. Our Dubai team’s focus is on helping our customers in being better. What we are doing well today, we want to do even better tomorrow.
How will ebm-papst Middle East develop strategically in the next few years?
Duarte: Our region is going in the right direction as per energy efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, and digitalisation, and we see a lot of potential for EC technology and our data-driven products, not only in OEM level but also in retrofit with all the energy-related companies existing in the region.
We will continue to provide a high level of support for our customers and interlink their roadmap with ours. We do not make any compromises when it comes to quality. So, despite the war of prices, based on material shortage and the long lead times, the customer can always expect from ebm-papst Middle East to be their right-hand partner.
van Nistelrooij: Marco will continue the strategy we had for the past years. We have recognised the high demand for EC technology and included it in our service-oriented focus. We continue to see great potential in this market area for the future.
Marco, what is your connection to Dubai?
Duarte: For me, it is an honor to return to this region and this subsidiary. The contacts with customers and colleagues were never interrupted over the last years. Moreover, I am fascinated by the United Arab Emirates, especially Dubai. This region is so much more than many people’s preconceptions show. In a short period of time, the country has achieved a lot and set standards in the education and health care system, the economy and the integration of cultures. It is one of the best regions in the world regarding opportunities, safety and cultural comprehension.