ADDISON, Texas, March 15, 2017 — Authentix®, a leading global authentication and information services company, is pleased to announce and welcome the addition of two Managing Directors to the Oil and Gas business unit. Yanos Michopoulos will be responsible for managing customers and prospects in Western Europe and Dejan Simic will cover the Balkans, helping the company to expand its growing portfolio of government and commercial customers for fuel and lubricant marking programs.
Mr. Michopoulos’ experience includes tenures with Vestas Wind Systems, the National Bank of Greece and leadership of the railway operator in Greece. He also spent 18 years at Shell International in various global and regional positions including serving as the general manager of marine products, brand manager for industrial specialties and lubricants and four years as senior R&D scientist at Shell Research Ltd. Michopoulos has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics as well as a Ph.D. in mathematical and theoretical physics.
Mr. Simic has ten years of oil and gas downstream experience in the Balkans region including five years with NIS – GazpromNeft, responsible for regional retail sales and business improvement projects as well as six years at MOL Group in similar role. He has had a number of leadership positions in other industries and sales training from Delifrance School of Business. Simic has a Masters of Industrial Economic Management from the faculty of Economics & Engineering Management Novi Sad University in Serbia.
“These gentlemen bring strong industry knowledge and a wealth of experience with both governments and commercial entities to the Authentix fuel marking programs for refined fuels and lubricants,” said Sten Bertelsen, the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for the Oil and Gas business unit. “They will build the strong, long term business relationships with customers that are the hallmark of how Authentix conducts itself around the world.”
Authentix, a leading global authentication and information services company, assists customers in combating illicit trade and managing the integrity of their global supply chains. With comprehensive end-to-end authentication solutions we help safeguard customers in refined fuels (e.g. gasoline, diesel, lubes, and LPG) and branded products (e.g. pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and spirits industries) from counterfeiting, product theft, product diversion, and adulteration. In addition, we help protect currencies for many leading central banks.
Headquartered in Addison, Texas USA, Authentix, Inc. has offices in the US, UK, UAE, and Africa serving clients worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.authentix.com