Today, Spartan ERV, a business unit of Spartan Motors, announced that Diego Salazar has joined the company as its Director of Latin American Sales. Based in Santiago, Chile, Mr. Salazar will focus on supporting business development activities in Spartan ERV's Latin American market. The hiring marks the latest in a series of investments to accelerate the development of the sales pipeline in South America.
With over 20 years of international business experience, Mr. Salazar has spent time in Brazil, England, Chile, and the United States. Mr. Salazar joins Spartan ERV after several years with Roche Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, as Market Access Director for Roche Chile LTDA. Mr. Salazar was responsible for building and determining the resources and strategies of the new areas of access, health economics, communications, and corporate affairs.
Prior to his work with Roche Chile, Mr. Salazar spent time with both the United Nations and Ministry of Transport in Chile. With the U.N., Mr. Salazar was Chief of Staff for the resident representative, coordinating international technical cooperation projects, amongst other things. While he was with the Ministry of Transport as a Senior Advisor to the Minister, Mr. Salazar developed and implemented strategic marketing plans for all the Ministry's 13 agencies.
Mr. Salazar is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and he holds a permanent resident visa in Brazil. Mr. Salazar obtained his Bachelor of International Relations degree in 1995 from American University in Washington, D.C., and his MBA from Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Chile in 2002. Mr. Salazar has been active in his local fire departments since 1990, having served on the Montgomery County, MD Fire Department as well as the Santiago, Chile Fire Department, where he rose to the rank of Station Chief.
Bill Doebler, Spartan ERV's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, "Diego Salazar comes to Spartan ERV with a wealth of international business experience. He has first-hand knowledge of the fire/rescue industry, having risen to the rank of Station Chief of the Santiago, Chile Fire Department. In addition to his work with multiple fire departments, Diego has an understanding of Spartan ERV, having assisted in several business development activities for the past year. We are excited to welcome Diego as a full-time associate, and we look forward to taking the next step in the development of our defined global strategy."
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