The VRV Group today announced the appointment of Benjamin Hernandez as Country Head, Brazil, and Regional Director for VRV South America. With the appointment of Benjamin, VRV has established its presence in two of the four BRIC countries – Brazil and India.

The group has been implementing a policy of global expansion with additional commercial offices that have been set up in Germany and the United Kingdom this year taking the tally of commercial offices to seven countries.

Fabio Villa, group General Manager said, “As we enter a period of many opportunities and challenges, we are happy to have Benjamin on board with us. He brings extensive experience and deep understanding of the geography which will further the group’s plans for South America. We look forward to his contributions to operational excellence and customer service.”

Benjamin Hernandez said - “It’s a pleasure to join a rapidly expanding company like VRV and to be part of setting up their operations in a such a dynamic economy like Brazil.  I look forward to the challenge in order to continue to guarantee the high level of service that our customers expect.”

Benjamin Hernandez has over 20 years’ experience and extensive background in project management in Latin America for world class leading metal mechanical company. He is highly experienced in management, consulting, design, deployment and development of construction and manufacturing projects and industries in Latin America.

He will establish VRV operations in Brazil, setting up a manufacturing unit with all related responsibilities, such as legal, financial, staff, materials and equipment procurement and also work for development of a high value customer portfolio in South and Central America.

The VRV Group is a leading multinational corporation with expertise in the design and manufacture of highly engineered pressure equipment for cryogenic, chemical, petrochemicaland power industries.  Headquartered at Ornago, Italy, since 1956, VRV has manufacturing facilities in Italy, France and India and commercial offices in Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Saudi Arabia, India (Mumbai), the United Kingdom and Malaysia.

The majority of VRV Group’s products are used throughout the world by the most important Engineering Companies, General Contractors and Industrial Gas Companies.