Your background – education / previous industries you worked in / last position before joining APOC
I was very fortunate in my last position to have exposure to all areas of the USM Market. The experience I gained as Global Repair and Logistics Manager introduced me to the world of airframe and engine teardowns. I managed and coordinated the teardown of 23+ engines and eight airframes, alongside managing a team of ten repair coordinators. Building positive relationships with key vendors and OEMs was essential to the success of these projects.
I discovered my real forte was in sales and soon progressed to the role of Senior Director of Global Sales, learning along the way that integrity, the personal touch and knowing your customer are the critical factors to being successful.
I sort of fell into it, growing up in Shannon it was a very familiar industry. After working in leasing and then the part out industry, I discovered my true passion lay in the USM market.
Having worked in the industry for several years, I was aware of APOC’s culture, values and innovative nature. These attributes are aligned with my personal and professional beliefs, so it was an easy choice.
I really like the feel of the company. Work-life balance is important, and this comes from the top down. Weekly drinks with the team in our own bar, the in-house gym and regular team activities are good examples of how this ethos is part of the culture at APOC.
I love cycling for leisure, cooking, and simply being outdoors a much as possible. My only motto is that whenever there is a question, the answer is always yes, until it’s a no. I always try to explore the possibilities in any situation.
What keeps you going?
I am passionate about sharing knowledge and believe there is always a better way of doing things, working together and sharing ideas is the best way of discovering new possibilities. I’m quite forthright, and think that communication is essential for a successful and happy team. I also love to support colleagues to grow within their role and the company.
Anything else you would like to share?
I’m really excited to join APOC and have the opportunity to further develop the component sales side of the business. We have an exceptional team who are experts in their individual fields, which has enabled us to make educated decisions on the future USM market. This along with our continual investment in our-own software and real-time stock data, positions APOC to exceed market predictions and expectations. The potential and opportunities for growth is exciting!