Goebel IMS has opened a new branch office in St Petersburg, Russia, which will be managed by the newly appointed regional sales director Vladimir Vitalyevich Kudinov.
Kudinov worked as sales and marketing director for Andritz in Russia for over 10 years and is an expert on the pulp and paper market. He started his professional career at the State Institute for Engineering of the Pulp and Paper Industry where he was responsible for the engineering of automation systems for auxiliary plants of pulp and paper mills. Since then, he has held multiple positions in the wood processing and paper industry, including purchasing and project manager, sales manager and managing director of his own company.
Daniele Vaglietti, managing director sales and marketing of Goebel IMS’s parent company IMS Technologies Group, said: ‘We are very happy that Kudinov, a very experienced colleague from the paper industry, has joined our team. He knows the Russian market and its particularities very well. We are convinced that he will successfully represent the brand and provide his know-how to our customers.
‘The new branch office of Goebel IMS not only strengthens the company’s market position but also extends its customer support. Already installed machines in the regional paper, film and alufoil industries can now be even better serviced by Goebel IMS’s Russian sales and service team.
‘At Goebel IMS, an important share of international orders has been coming from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) including Russia. With its new branch, Goebel IMS now directly caters to the Russian market which has traditionally been a particularly strong one in the more than 165 years of the company’s history.’