The new role is a promotion for Philippe, who has spent eight years at AMETEK Land, where he was most recently Regional Sales Manager EMEA–Glass and prior to that Regional Sales Manager for France.
Having worked at AMETEK Land since 2012, Philippe initially managed the sales of infrared temperature measurement solutions into line builders in glass and steel furnace OEMs within France. However, in his new role, he will work within the global glass market and actively promote the award-winning Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass thermal imaging solution for glass furnaces.
Philippe has extensive sales and project management experience in the steel, glass and automotive industries, which includes previously working at Rockwell Automation and ABB. At ABB, he was specifically involved in major robot-based factory automation projects.
Reporting to the Director of Development and Product Management, Philippe will be responsible for driving growth globally within the glass sector, working closely with the sales team to develop regional and global account strategies. This includes profiling the market and gathering customer intelligence to steer the future product roadmap. He will also be responsible for collaborating with AMETEK Land’s global marketing communications team to prioritise and attend exhibitions and to ensure value-added marketing materials are produced to support the sales growth strategies.
“We are really pleased to be appointing Philippe to the role of Global Industry Manager for Glass,” said David Primhak, Director of Development and Product Management at AMETEK Land. “He has been a valued member of the team for many years and his skills and contacts within the glass industry will help us to further develop this important sector for AMETEK Land. We wish him all the best in his new role.”
Commenting on his new role, Philippe Kerbois said, “I am very proud and excited to be working with world-renowned products within AMETEK Land’s glass portfolio, such as the award-winning Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) Glass. As a result, we can offer the very latest technology for glass thermal solutions for container and large float furnaces. NIR-B Glass offers an advanced level of understanding of the daily glass furnace operation as well as enabling energy efficiency and NOx emission reduction. Our systems are also compatible with helping companies to meet the needs of industry 4.0 and optimisation of the furnace process.”
Philippe has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Diploma of Higher Education) in the highly specialised fields of aeronautics, automotive, space, and guided transport industries.