IPAF appoints country manager for Brazil
By Maria Hadlow28 August 2012
Antonio Barbosa has joined the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) as country manager for Brazil. This new appointment is designed to strengthen IPAF's operations in the fast-growing markets in Latin America, where IPAF has an office in Chile.
Antonio Barbosa has over 35 years of experience in sales, marketing and after-sales support. He has worked for recognised companies in the industry such as Caterpillar, Scania, Navistar International, Wirtgen and Sandvik.
His experience extends across a range of segments such as construction and earth moving, transportation, mining, paving and materials handling. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a master's degree in marketing and finance. He has completed the IPAF operator course and obtained a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence).
Mr Barbosa is based in São Paulo and will work together with Romina Vanzi, IPAF's representative based in Santiago, Chile. Vanzi coordinates IPAF's activities in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. IPAF currently has more than 20 members in Brazil and benefits from the active participation of these members in the IPAF Brazilian Country Council.