Clay Paky welcomes Alfonso Zarate Takano

(Italy) – Alfonso Zarate Takano appointed as new Clay Paky Area Manager for Asia Pacific region.

Alfonso Zarate Takano is the new Clay Paky Area Manager for the Asia Pacific region (APAC), comprising all countries in the Far East, South Asia and Oceania. Takano will report operationally to Sales Manager Alberico D’Amato, and is based at the OSRAM offices in Singapore.

“The markets in Asia and Oceania are growing fast and the appointment of Alfonso Zarate Takano is a strategic move to ensure a constant fixed local presence,” said D’Amato. “It will now be easier for Clay Paky to visit customers in the region and provide top-class timely technical and commercial support.”

Takano was born in Peru, but has lived for many years in Japan and Singapore and speaks English, Spanish and Japanese. He has excellent technical experience in the industry, having worked for important manufacturers of stage and architecture lighting, as well as detailed knowledge of customers in the region.

“Clay Paky has the support of a professional with an ideal profile for our business, on a market that will be a primary outlet for our offer,” said Clay Paky CEO Pio Nahum.

Takano has already been to Clay Paky for a training course, where he had the opportunity to study the corporate guidelines and all the company products. He has been operational in the region since July 2015, where he has already visited all the main local Clay Paky distributors, with whom he will be working closely to optimise product promotion and marketing.

At his main international appointments, Takano will always be accompanied by a Clay Paky Sales Support Engineer.