R&M appoints Oliver Grill as manager for South America

R&M appoints Oliver Grill as manager for South America

R&M, the globally active developer and provider of high-end infrastructure solutions for data and communications networks, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, has appointed Oliver Grill as Regional Manager for South America.

At the same time, he becomes Managing Director of Reichle & De-Massari Brazil Ltda.

Michel Riva, CEO R&M, welcomes Oliver Grill as an ‘experienced and well-connected managing director’, adding that: “Oliver has extensive management experience in repositioning and growing companies in our industry.”

Paulo Campos, R&M Executive Vice President Americas, said: “Oliver Grill brings experience in building teams and customer relationships. He will further develop our strategy in South America accordingly.”

Austrian Oliver Grill has been managing the market activities of European companies in the region since 2011. Over the past three years, he has managed his own company for fiber optic cable assembly, which supplies major customers in Brazil. From 2015 to 2020, he was Managing Director of the local subsidiary of Huber + Suhner in Brazil. He has also held management positions at Atos and Siemens.

South America is a strategic growth market for R&M. Fiber optic broadband networks and data centers are being built in many parts of the region, for which R&M offers infrastructure solutions and locally manufactured products.

In Brazil in particular, R&M is a leading player in the market for telecommunications technology, broadband networks, cabling and connectivity for data centers and local area networks. R&M maintains an extensive network of distributors and its own technical sales offices in South America.

In Santa Rita do Sapucaí, in the state of Minas Gerais, R&M operates its own plant for fiber optic network components with local design expertise and for structured cabling.

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