Reputed global pump manufacturer, Grundfos Pumps announces the appointment of Mr Okay Barutçu as its new Regional Managing Director for the Asia Pacific.
Mr Barutçu takes over from Mr Poul Due Jensen, who is returning after seven years in Singapore to assume the position of Senior Vice President for Branding, Marketing and Guest Services at Grundfos’ global headquarters in Denmark.
Mr Barutçu was previously serving as the Area Managing Director for ASEAN and General Manager for Grundfos Singapore, and has been part of the company’s Asia Pacific management team, with deep involvement in its strategy formulation and ground operations since May 2011.
According to Mr Søren Ø. Sørensen, Executive Vice President of Sales, Okay Barutçu has held a number of senior management positions within Grundfos over the last eight years, and his international business insights, in-market experience in the Asia Pacific, and strong background in engineering and manufacturing environments will be instrumental in his new role.
Mr Barutçu will lead a team of 1,100 employees and spearhead opportunities for Grundfos’ development and expansion in the Asia Pacific region. Looking to double the region’s revenue in the next five years, he also plans to leverage the Grundfos brand as an expert in the water industry, and as a champion for global sustainability.