Tobacco Solutions Asia Limited (TSAL), an engineering solutions firm that has designed and developed some of the world’s smallest tobacco processing equipment, has appointed Arif Purwanto to the newly created position of technical sales manager for the Indonesian region, effective Oct. 1. Purwanto will assist the TSAL team in marketing TSAL products and services to a target portfolio of cigarette manufacturing factories in Indonesia. He will report to group CEO Dr. Iqbal Lambat and operate out of the FELI Denpasar Bali office in Indonesia.
Purwanto has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Sunan Giri University Surabaya. He has over 17 years of experience in machining and engineering, including four years spent heading up G.D Italy’s QA Equipment strategy in Indonesia. Purwanto is of Indonesian nationality and fluent in both Bahasa and English.