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Mr. Matthias Grapow – Vice President, Head of Segment Oil&Gas Midstream, SBU Turbomachinery, MAN Diesel & Turbo

image002After studying mechanical engineering with specialization in turbomachinery at Technical University of Berlin, Matthias Grapow started his professional career in 1997 as a development engineer in the aerodynamic development group of Sulzer Turbo (today’s MAN Diesel & Turbo) in Zurich (Switzerland).

In 2000 Matthias joined the MAN’s sales and projects team, as a bid manager in the field of basic industries, refinery and petrochemical applications. Since 2002 his range of activity also includes the gas storage & transport business. Matthias managed the sales group for gas storage & transport and hydrocarbon processing industry applications at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich from 2006 until 2013. 

Matthias Grapow has a broad know-how of all turbocompressor product types – particularly in high-speed magnetically-levitated, integrated motor-compressor units. 

In March 2013, Matthias has been appointed Vice President and is now heading the Oil & Gas Midstream segment of MAN Diesel & Turbo.

1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?

In April 2015 we organized an event called TurboForum for our customers at MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG in Zurich. The organization was extremely labor-intensive, but all worth it, as the event turned out to be a big success. The subsequent feedback being very positive on all accounts was more than rewarding. This time we decided to focus on a new marketing tool, i.e. the BRW Webinar. The aim is to expand our horizon, develop new skills and last but not least to allow everybody a participation without the need of travelling.

2. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

Patrik Meli, Vice President Engineering Zurich, and I are looking forward to explaining the considerable advantages of MAN’s MOPICO® compression systems. We will furthermore give detailed information of MAN’s pioneering in magnetically-levitated compression systems for gas transport, gas storage and finally for subsea gas transport compression. This webinar gives us a chance to continue and enlarge the dialogue with our existing and future customers and to receive a direct and active feedback.

3. What do you most enjoy about your role?

The full commitment to our products is motivating and inspiring me. As Head of Midstream Oil and Gas I enjoy a new challenge every day, and believe me, every single day is different from the other. It  is an interesting and satisfying job that I love doing. In addition, I feel a very strong team spirit and full commitment in my department and this motivates me even more.

4. What would someone be surprised to know about you?

I always cycle to the office, all year round independent of weather conditions. That is what keeps me fit physically and mentally.

5. What do you do in your leisure time to relax?

Being on tour with my racing bicycle over mountain passes is always challenging, but at the same time it gives me the chance to switch off,  relax and enjoy the nature. Sailing is my other hobby that I appreciate tremendously.

Join Matthias in the upcoming MAN Diesel & Turbo webinar ‘Economic and Ecological Optimization of Pipeline Compression’ at either 7am UK or 3pm UK. Register now!