Rockwell Collins is expanding its Middle East offices in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and has announced new appointments to its leadership team.
“During 2017, we plan to double the business development team working out of our regional headquarters in Dubai and our offices in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi,” says Claude Alber, vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Rockwell Collins.
Talel Kamel will be responsible for leading and developing the company’s commercial and government systems business interests in the region as the new Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa.
Kamel joined Rockwell Collins in 2013 as a Government Systems Principal Sales Account Manager for the company’s International and Service Solutions (I&SS) business.
Before joining Rockwell Collins, Kamel held positions at Airbus and at Strata in the United Arab Emirates where he has resided since 2007.
The company has also named Bernard Bouillaud its Sales Director for the Middle East and Africa. Bouillaud joined Rockwell Collins in 1998 where he has held several positions in program management and business development. Most recently, he served as strategy director for the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa, based in Dubai.
“We’re fulfilling our strategy to strengthen and build new relationships in this region by putting the right resources where our customers need them,” Alber added. “We remain committed to better serving our customers and our partners by increasing our investment and growing our local presence.”