About Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of first-rate products in the areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. With these as its base, Alfa Laval aims to help enhance the productivity and competitiveness of its customers in various industries throughout the world. We define their challenges and deliver sustainable products and solutions that meet their requirements – mainly in energy, the environment, food and the marine industry.

Our purpose

We define our purpose as accelerating success for our customers, people and planet. As we are dedicated to outstanding customer service, an inspiring and embracing workplace, and with sustainability in our genetic code.

Putting our customers first
Our innovative solutions support industries to purify, refine and recycle material. Our commitment is to optimize our customers’ processes, creating responsible growth and driving progress. We are responsive to our customers’ needs – always going that extra mile to support them in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.

Empowering our people
Our corporate culture is open, supportive and informal. This creates an environment for our employees to develop their talents and excel as professionals. By giving them responsibility and trust, we make our people grow. We are determined to attract, develop and retain the most innovative and curious people in our business.

Making our world better, every day
Our technologies promote a responsible use of natural resources. We constantly drive progress to help reducing the environmental impact of most industrial processes through improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment and reduced emissions. On land and at sea. It is all about Advancing better™.


Peter Stegel is a manager who gives his team the freedom to take decision about the business on their own. He encourages ideas and promotes collaboration. He also greatly cares about people’s individual development.” – Sreten Komlenovic, Food and Water Division Manager, Alfa Lalaval SEE

Peter is person with great sense of humour, an amazing strategic thinker with a great competence of managing multicultural region, a man with a big heart to people, and a great leader, who definitely “eats last” when it comes to his team.” – Magdalena Czopik, Head of Marketing, Alfa Laval Eastern Europe

Have a lunch with…
Peter Stegel – Managing Director of Alfa Laval Southeast Europe
Peter Stegel is the Managing Director of Alfa Laval Southeast Europe, covering the markets of Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatian, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania and Serbia. He is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia but travelling across the region, including Bulgaria, quite often.
During his 18 years of experience at Alfa Laval he has held various sales roles such as Sales Engineer, Parts and Service Manager, Energy Division Manager and since 2012 he took the challenging position of Managing Director of Southeast Europe with a team of 30 people working across the region.
Before joining Alfa Laval, he spent a few years as a Marine engineer. He holds an Master’s degree from IEDC-Poslovna šola Bled.
Here is how some of Peter’s colleagues described him, when we asked them:
Peter Stegel is inspirational leader who encourages his people to grow, develop and search for constant improvements. He is leaving free hands and never micromanages his people but on other hand he is always there ready to help if needed. He’s not afraid to dirty his hands which keeps him in touch with reality in the workplace and is also a great way to bond with colleagues. By always showing his willingness to learn and develop, he walks the talk. Working with him is fun and relaxing. He is someone who realizes that a basic understanding of cultural diversity is the key to effective cross-cultural communications, as his team is located in different locations in the region and we speak different languages, he nonetheless finds a way to take cultural differences in consideration and optimize communication between the employees. Everyone in the team feel accepted and heard. He is very optimistic and has positive perspective on life. I admire his ability for being able to face any challenge and isn’t avoiding conflicts. He leads his team fairly and gives credits where deserved. Last but not least, he has admirable work-life balance, and he encourages his team to have the same. Free time and rest are very high on values list. Working with Peter Stegel make you feel safe, valued, and inspired.” – Marijana Evdenic, Regional Head Accountant