NEWS: Ingersoll-Rand expansion offers new job for Chaffer

Ingersoll-Rand, the industrial equipment manufacturer, has appointed its first director of communications for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Ingersoll-Rand, the industrial equipment manufacturer, has appointed its

first director of communications for the Europe, the Middle East and

Africa.



Peter Chaffer, Ingersoll-Rand’s marketing services manager of five

years, has been given the job of co-ordinating advertising, press and

public relations across the region.



The new communications role stems from the creation of a European

corporate structure last year, designed to boost expansion in Europe and

the Middle East.



Chaffer will report to the Paris-based president of Ingersoll-Rand

Europe, Paul Bergren.



He will also have a dotted reporting line to Dick Johnson, executive

director of world wide public affairs at the company’s New Jersey

headquarters who will advise Chaffer on corporate policy and identity.



Formed in 1905, Ingersoll-Rand makes air compressors, construction and

mining equipment, tools, bearings, architectural hardware and industrial

machinery.



Overseas markets formed 42 per cent of its sales in 1994 and last year

sales topped pounds 4 billion. Ingersoll-Rand now has eight

manufacturing facilities in England, four in France, five in Germany and

three in Spain.



The industrial giant retains business-to-business specialist Mike

Isherwood PR for media relations advice.



Chaffer was unavailable for comment when PR Week went to press.



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