Corrosion protection company DEKOTEC GmbH (Leverkusen, Germany) recently welcomed Pranav Purani to its team as it continues to expand global sales operations.
Now 52 years old, the renowned industry specialist joined the company on March 1, 2021, to oversee sales in the regions of Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and North America from his base in California, USA.
An India native who speaks both English and Hindi, Purani has decades of international experience in the sale of corrosion protection products. He holds two NACE certifications for corrosion and coatings, as well as pipeline coatings.
“With his great expertise, Pranav Purani will provide our customers with sound technical advice and tap into new market potential, primarily in the regions of Southeast Asia and Oceania,” says Max Wedekind, managing director. “We are very pleased to work with him to further expand the activities of our sales company DEKOTEC GmbH, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.”
According to the company, Purani brings an extensive technical background along with in-depth knowledge of corrosion prevention, particularly in the areas of pipeline coatings and technical sealants. Prior to joining DEKOTEC GmbH, he held various sales and marketing positions for companies including A.W. Chesterton, Parson Adhesives, and Berry Plastics (Seal For Life Industries).
In his previous role, Purani served as international market develop manager, where he was responsible for the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, and Africa. In addition to a Master’s degree in business administration, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
“Having recently welcomed two more industry experts as area sales manager, our international sales team is now optimally structured with Pranav Purani to serve our customers around the world,” says Luc Perrad, director of international sales.
Source: DEKOTEC GmbH, www.dekotec.com.