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.
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