Fernox has appointed Charel Marais as the company’s new European commercial director, to lead strategy as the company continues to grow and develop operations within Europe.
The new appointment builds upon the recent hire of Sandra Braga, who is responsible for financial planning and analysis for Fernox and is also part of the strengthened management team.
Based in Eindhoven, Charel will oversee all commercial operations and is strategically positioned to serve customers within the region. Having worked in prominent positions within the HVAC sector across the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK, Charel has developed a customer-centric approach to business.
Speaking on his new role, Charel said: “Throughout my career, I have engendered a strong belief in the importance of customer care and will focus my efforts on ensuring that our customers remain totally satisfied with our service and product offering.”
Ernie McDonald, general manager at Fernox, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Charel to Fernox. His wealth of experience and qualifications make him the perfect choice with a discipline and approach that will translate into effective results for the company and our customers.
“Charel joins Fernox at an exciting time as we reinforce our senior management team, including the recent appointment of Sandra Braga. I am confident Charel will play a leading role in driving our business in existing and new European markets and continuing our success as an industry leader.”