From June 1, 2022, Rob van de Graaf has been appointed Commercial Director of EPCOR, the 100% subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M based in Amsterdam, specialising in APU and component support. Van de Graaf builds upon an impressive career in various regions in Europe, the United States and Asia.
He started his 30-year aviation career in 1988 at Fokker Aircraft working in the customer support organisation. He gained experience at AAR in various commercial roles and was involved in various customer support, business development and sales roles. Van de Graaf was involved in the development for a component maintenance facility in China where he was based in Shanghai. In the Asia Pacific region, he worked for HEICO and MTU where he was successful in engine contracts with various carriers in South-Korea, Indonesia and Australia. After a short adventure in Turbine Aero, he was asked to lead the commercial department of EPCOR, which fitted in well with van de Graaf’s desire to return to his roots in The Netherlands.