Trelleborg’s offshore operation appoints Erick Rocha as its new Business Development Manager for Brazil. He will enhance Trelleborg’s local presence in the offshore market by focusing on new opportunities for passive fire protection and building relationships with customers.
Rocha’s education is in chemical engineering and for the last 15 years he has worked in the oil and gas industry in various countries. He has had experience in sales, business development, as well as supply chain and purchasing. He will be based out of Trelleborg’s Rio de Janeiro office and work as part of Trelleborg’s Brazil-based sales team.
Rocha states: “I look forward to combining my experience of sales, business development and engineering, to provide local support to our customers in Brazil. I believe my background will bring value to the role, enabling me to advise our customers on the best solutions to meet their needs.”
Bruno Matos, Sales Manager for Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Brazil, states: “We welcome Erick’s passion and industry experience to help our growth efforts. Our local presence in combination with our global experience is critical to accelerating our customers’ businesses. This new appointment supports Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.”
As the number of offshore platforms and vessels is steadily growing in Brazil, there is a need for passive fire protection, which allows more time to evacuate people, turn off equipment and take control of the situation, protecting equipment and structures. Trelleborg’s passive fire protections solutions, such as Elastopipe™ and Vikodeck™ support the industry by providing life saving time.