Two long-standing top managers in the Bitzer Group are taking on new responsibilities. Rob de Bruyn is assuming the position of managing director of Bitzer Refrigeration Asia. As such, he’s following in the footsteps of Gianni Parlanti, who will be the director of business development at the company headquarters in Sindelfingen.
On Jan. 1, Rob de Bruyn will be taking over for Gianni Parlanti as managing director of the subsidiaries Bitzer Refrigeration Asia, Bitzer Compressors Indonesia and Bitzer Malaysia. From there, Bitzer looks after numerous customers in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar.
Rob de Bruyn will also continue to be responsible for India and Bangladesh as managing director. He’s been working for Bitzer for more than 20 years and, as managing director of Bitzer Compressors Indonesia previously and more recently managing director of Bitzer India, has gathered plenty of
experience in the Asian markets.
"In addition to the new responsibilities, I’m primarily looking forward to continuing to work with the tried-and-tested Bitzer Asia team, including Harvinder Bhatia, promoted to country general manager for India,’ explains de Bruyn.
Following his successful activities at Bitzer in Asia, Gianni Parlanti will occupy the newly created position of director of business development at the Bitzer headquarters in Sindelfingen/Germany. He’s been working for Bitzer in Asia for eight years. Parlanti always sets great store by top quality, sustainability and innovative technology in all that he does, including in his function as managing director of Bitzer Refrigeration Asia.
"The new position of director of business development comes with a lot of responsibility. At the same time, it offers me the opportunity to contribute to key strategic issues and help shape the future of the company," says Parlanti.