Kirk Key Establishes Foothold in South America
Peter D’Alessandro appointed to head business development effort
Massillon, Ohio (June 1, 2012) – To meet the growing global demand for its safety systems, Kirk Key Interlock Company has appointed Peter D’Alessandro Business Development Manager to direct operations for the South American market.
A resident of São Paulo, Brazil for the past ten years, D’Alessandro is tasked with organizing a local support structure for customers, consultants and distributors throughout Brazil and South America. Through his considerable industry experience, Kirk Key will offer educational seminars and training for its complete line of keyed safety interlocks. The company is also growing its distributor network to increase brand awareness and local sales support in new markets. In addition, D’Alessandro will assist Kirk Key in its efforts to establish a local manufacturing facility to better support and serve this vast and growing new market.
D’Alessandro’s brings key experience to Kirk’s effort. Fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish, he has lived and worked in Brazil for 18 years. Most recently he was Managing Director for Emerson Network Power, Brazil (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Prior to that, he served as Managing Director, Latin America for Eaton Powerware (Sao Paulo, Brazil). A US Army and Vietnam veteran, he earned a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point (Highland Falls, N.Y.) and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Science from Rice University (Houston, Texas).
“It is Kirk Key’s intention to nationalize our offering in this very important region as much as technical requirements will permit,” explained Kirk Key Vice President of Sales Sean McGuinness. “Today’s market requires a rapid response and quick delivery only possible through local operation.”
To learn more about Kirk Key, customers in South America may contact D’Alessandro at email@example.com or + 55 11 9233 9488. Alternatively, visit www.kirkkey.com to access translated product and company information.
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