, Chief Executive Officer
Apostolos Papavasileiou has been Chief Executive Officer at Corinth Pipeworks since November 2010. He is a licensed Chemical Engineer from the School of Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece and also holds an MBA from the University of Salford-Manchester, UK. Mr. Papavasileiou worked at Viohalco Hellenic as Head of Financial Planning, Budgeting and Reporting and has also served as Strategy and Investment Planning Manager at Sidenor Group. Previously, Mr. Papavasileiou served in several managerial positions at the NESTLE Group, both in Greece and Switzerland (Vevey), where he oversaw the supply chain, technical and industrial performance and operations strategies in projects around the world.
John D. Papadimitriou
John D. Papadimitriou took over as CFO of the Company in May 2011. He is an Economist and a graduate of the department of Economics of the University of Piraeus. From 1998 to 2003, he worked as an auditor at PRICE WATER HOUSE COOPERS. In 2003, he joined financial services at Corinth Pipeworks and held various positions of responsibility until 2008. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as Financial Controller in NEWLEAD HOLDINGS, a shipping Company listed on NASDAQ.
, Plant Director
Athanassios Kotzakaris holds the position of Plant Director in Thisvi since July 2009. He is a Metallurgical Engineer, graduate of the National Technical University of Athens and holds a post-graduate degree in the Technology of Metals and Ceramic Materials from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He joined Viohalco's companies in 1996 at the subsidiary KEM as Production Engineer. Prior to assuming his duties at Corinth Pipeworks, he worked as Production Manager at Sidenor, as well as Technical Director at the Sovel plant. Since 2004, he has been in charge of Sidenor Group’s rolling mills and in 2007 he assumed the position of Assistant Plant Director at Corinth Pipeworks.
, Procurement Director
Nikolaos Sarsentis works at Corinth Pipeworks since 2011. He is a Mechanical Engineer graduate of University College London with an MSc in Advanced Applied Mechanics and Management Science from the Imperial College of Science and Technology of the University of London. He has worked at Sidenor Group since 2006 as Operational Director of the pipe sector. Previously, Mr. Sarsentis held management positions at Friesland Foods, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval and Diamant Boart.
, Commercial Director
Ilias Bekiros took over the position of the Commercial Director to Corinth Pipeworks in 2014. He is a Mechanical Engineer graduate of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and also, holds an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). Ilias Bekiros has worked at Sidenor Group since 2005, assuming several Sales and Product managerial positions for a variety of SIDENOR products. Before moving to Corinth Pipeworks he was holding the position of the Sales Manager for Merchant Bars and Quarto Plates (since early 2013).
, Human Resources Director
Grigoris Kakanelis holds the position of Director of Human Resources at Corinth Pipeworks since 2004. He is a graduate of the department of Applied Informatics of Athens University of Economics and holds a degree in Business Administration from ALBA. He began his professional career in the Company in 1997 as a Head of IT department. In 2000 he was appointed the Head of Administrative Services and Human Resources department.
, Quality Director
Nikolaos Voudouris holds the position of Quality Director at Corinth Pipeworks since 2012. He holds a graduate and a post-graduate degree (PHD) from the department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras, while he prepared his thesis in the field of metallurgical materials at RWTH Aachen in Germany. Since 2001, when he started his career at Corinth Pipeworks, he has held various positions of responsibility as Quality Control Director, Head of Quality Control and Head of Quality Control laboratory.
, Legal Advisor
Alexandra Tzanetopoulou holds the position of Legal Advisor at Corinth Pipeworks since 2004. She is an attorney and a member of the Athens Bar Association and holds a post-graduate degree (Executive MSc) in International and European Economic Studies department of Athens University of Economics. She specializes in international trade issues, international tendering procedures, insurance law (in particular industrial risks insurance), risk management and business financing. She is a graduate of the Law department of the University of Athens and holds a degree in Business Administration (diploma in management Studies) of ALBA graduate Business School. In 2013 she graduated from the Executive Training Center of Athens University of Economics and Business and received a diploma in negotiations.