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Utku ALANÇ Appointed General Manager of ARES Shipyard

ARES Shipyard announced that Utku ALANÇ was appointed General Manager as of January 2019 within the scope of the institutional structuring and reorganization studies. He has served as the Deputy General Manager at ARES Shipyard since April 2016

Utku ALANÇ has managerial experience in Business Development, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Contract Management. He started his professional career in 2001 as an officer in the Turkish Navy,and has  participated in many shipbuilding and supply projects such as assault boats, submarines, mine-hunting ships and, finally, MILGEM class corvettes. In 2014, he joined ARES Shipyard as ILS and Configuration Director. He was appointed as Deputy General Manager responsible for Business Development, Sales/Marketing, ILS and Information Technologies in 2016 following international maintenance contracts and service sales programs during his two-year ILS and Configuration Directorate.

Holding a BSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an MSc degree in Contract Management, ALANÇ recently completed the London Business School Senior Executive Program.

Speaking on his appointment, Utku ALANÇ said, “ARES is Turkey’s biggest exporter of ships and the fastest growing company. It is a pioneer and an innovative shipyard in the international arena. I have had the opportunity to work with an outstanding team for five years since joining ARES. In this period, we have accomplished great undertakings in less time considering the long schedules of shipbuilding projects. In the coming period, we will continue to equip ARES with the highest production technologies and the most creative, determined, dynamic team by moving our products to new continents where our friends and allies are engaged and by accelerating our infrastructure and personnel investment programs that we have initiated to this end.” 

ALANÇ will report directly to the ARES Board of Directors during his term. Kerim KALAFATOĞLU, Chairman of the Board of Directors said, “We are delighted to see Utku ALANÇ as our General Manager. With his experience and diligence, he has taken an important role to continue ARES’ success throughout the world.”