OW BUNKER strengthens North America operations with senior appointment

Bunkering, Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles — By on September 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Georgia Kounalakis is appointed to boost business development and sales capabilities across North America 
 
OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading resellers and physical suppliers of marine fuels, today announced the appointment of Georgia Kounalakis to its physical supply operation in North America. Kounalakis, a highly experienced marine fuels professional, joins the region’s senior team to take on responsibility for business development and help to drive further sales growth across North America, in line with the company’s global expansion strategy. 
 
Kounalakis joins OW Bunker North America from Aegean Marine Petroleum Inc, where she most recently held the position of General Manager – Americas. Having joined Aegean in 2001 as a bunker trader in Greece, Kounalakis went on to become Regional Marketing Manager for Aegean Oil USA Inc before assuming her former role. At OW Bunker, Kounalakis will work within the company’s physical distribution business and will be based out of Stamford, Connecticut. 
 
Adrian Tolson, General Manager, OW Bunker – North America, commented:
 
“Georgia brings a wealth of experience and a strong record of success both in managing physical distribution operations as well as new business development and management across the region.  Her wide knowledge of the bunker market and her clear understanding of the customers and their key concerns are important assets as we look forward. Ensuring that as a company we grow and develop in line with the changing needs of our customers.”
 
In recent months, OW Bunker has announced the start of physical supply operations in New York and New Jersey as well as at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It also offers physical distribution services offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. 
 
Tolson Continues:
 
“We have developed both our trading and physical supply operations across North America quite rapidly and with great success over the past two years, helping us to forge a strong market position and clear identity in what is an extremely competitive market. We are seeing a clear demand from customers for high-value physical distribution services across North American ports, and we remain committed to providing them with the highest quality products and reliable, flexible solutions that help them to manage costs and operate most efficiently.
 
About OW Bunker:
 
OW Bunker is a leading global independent marine fuel (bunker) company founded in Denmark in 1980 with operations in 29 countries, including the world’s busiest and most important ports. OW Bunker acts as a physical distributor as well as reseller of marine fuel, and operates a global fleet of around 30 bunker vessels. OW Bunker also provides advanced risk management solutions aimed at controlling costs, minimising risk and protecting against market fluctuations. Headquartered in Nørresundby, Denmark, OW Bunker is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen and has over 600 employees globally. Read more on www.owbunker.com
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