Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has appointed Jorge Franc as regional sales representative based in Spain.
Reporting to OPT vice president, global sales Jeff Wiener, Franco will concentrate on opportunities in Southern Europe.
“Southern Europe offers opportunities for OPT’s offshore power and communications solutions, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Jorge has significant relationships within leading companies operating in the region, and we believe his experience will be beneficial to serving OPT’s existing and prospective customers. We are excited to have him represent our solutions.”George H. Kirby, president and CEO of OPT.
Franco was most recently global account vice president for Halliburton servicing the Eni and Repsol accounts.
He has more than 20 years of experience in multinational technical companies selling products and services for offshore operations in Venezuela, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, West Africa, and Southeast Asia to improve customers’ productivity.
Franco holds a Civil Engineering degree from Argentina’s Universidad Nacional del Sur and a Petroleum Engineering post-graduate certification from the University of Tulsa.