Aspen Aerogels Appoints Michael O'Connor to Lead New European Sales Operation
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Aerogels today announced the opening of its first sales office in Europe and the appointment of Michael O'Connor as European Sales Director. The move is part of Aspen's strategy to increase the company's presence and sales of its nanotechnology-enabled insulation products in Europe. O'Connor will head up a team responsible for sales of the company's insulation solutions across a range of European markets. These include the oil, liquid natural gas (LNG), chemical, apparel, domestic appliances, construction and automotive industries. He and his team will work out of Aspen's newly-established European sales office in Kehl am Rhein, Germany. The company believes that its decision to establish a European sales operation will allow it to develop new business and partnerships in Europe and enhance relationships with existing industry partners and customers. O'Connor comes to Aspen Aerogels from Dow Chemical where his most recent role was Global Sales Manager, Performance Foams. He brings with him twenty years of international business experience. Born in the UK, he has spent most of his career working in Europe. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, UK and an executive MBA from the University of Barcelona, Spain. "We are delighted to have Michael join us. With his wealth of experience at Dow Chemical and his strong international business background, he will play a key role in developing our presence in Europe," said Marc Lebel, Vice- President, Sales and Marketing for Aspen Aerogel. About Aspen Aerogels Aspen Aerogels, supplies nanotechnology-enabled aerogels with insulating properties that outperform traditional materials by 2 to 8 times. Unlike other aerogel material providers, Aspen provides the thermal and acoustic performance of aerogels in a ready-to-use blanket impregnated with the silica nanostructures. This blanket format makes it easy for Aspen customers to conserve energy and save money in oil and gas recovery, LNG shipping and storage, apparel, military, aerospace and energy industries. In addition, Aspen is actively developing applications in the building/construction, automotive and fuel cell markets. Press Contacts North & South America John Miller firstname.lastname@example.org +1 609 989 9600 Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Martha de Monclin email@example.com +33 1 34 74 54 62 Aspen Aerogels www.aerogel.com 508-691-1111 firstname.lastname@example.org
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