JCB has appointed Alistair Palacioglu as regional access sales manager for the Middle East and Turkey, based in Dubai.
He joins the company from Turkish aerial lift manufacturer ELS where he has looked after its export efforts for the past five years, most recently as business development and European region sales manager. He had previously worked for JLG.
Palacioglu began his career in the UK as an intern with Thames Water for most of 2006. He then landed a job with Barclays Bank as a client support specialist, leaving after a year and half for a sales role with Lombard. In 2009 he moved to US cleanroom contamination monitoring systems manufacturer Lighthouse, as sales and distribution manager for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Three years later he joined US based Bigge Crane & Rigging in a similar role, based in Abu Dhabi. He made the move to JLG in 2014, initially as regional sales manager for Turkey and the Caspian region. Two years later his territory was expanded to include the Eastern Mediterranean region. He departed for ELS in 2018.
At JCB he reports to Ahmed Shouman, the general manager for the Middle East & Turkey who said: ‘’We are very excited to welcome Ali Alistair Palacioglu as JCB Access Products new regional sales manager for the Middle East and Turkey region. Alistair brings with him over 10 years of rich extensive experience in the AWP industry, he officially joined JCB last Thursday and is well engaged with all the topics related to the industry in Middle East and Turkey. Alistair will also head JCB Access Products five year growth plan, while bringing knowledge and support in other markets across the board in the Europe Africa and Middle East team. We wish him all the best in his future years with JCB.’’
Palacioglu added: “I am excited to be a part of such a dedicated team, and the product is very well received among the British, US and European rental companies. This gives us an advantage in the Middle East, with world class dealer network and after sales support fully committed to giving all our customers the JCB experience.”