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Alves appointed Panasonic UK and Ireland country manager

UK: Jose Manuel Alves has been appointed Panasonic’s UK and IRE country manager.

He replaces Alfred Armaos, who, after three years in the UK role, is now in the newly-formed role of country manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

Jose Manuel Alves joined Panasonic in 2003 as European marketing manager, followed by appointments as country manager for Panasonic’s Nordic region and most recently country manager for France.

Alves has considerable experience in all the Panasonic heating and cooling product ranges, in particular, the Aquarea air-source heat pump range, with France being ahead of the curve in offering grants for domestic air source heat pumps to thousands of homes across the country over the past few years.

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