Royal Reesink announces CEO Transition

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The shareholders are particularly grateful for his willingness to continue as shareholder and member on the Supervisory Board with a focus on M&A and OEM relationships. Boris Schoepplein will start as Chief Executive Officer beginning August, 1 2021, and at the same time Gerrit van der Scheer will join the Supervisory Board.

“My passion for Royal Reesink, with its 235-year history, the employees and suppliers have been the main drivers throughout the years. Together, we have achieved a good result and a financially healthy company. I believe now is the time for me to hand over the baton and use my expertise as a member of the Supervisory Board and as an advisor to the company”, said Gerrit van der Scheer.

In the almost 23 years that Gerrit van der Scheer has been involved with Royal Reesink, of which 13 years as CEO, he has made a very decisive and valued contribution to the success of Royal Reesink. Cees Veerman, President of Royal Reesink, underlines this wholeheartedly: “Under Gerrit van der Scheer’s strong leadership, the company has grown from EUR 150 million to EUR 1 billion, with a good profitability. We are very grateful to him for this. He is a strong leader with a sharp eye for people, details and business. These capacities will be very useful in the coming period as a member of the Supervisory Board.”

Boris Schoepplein has extensive management experience and a broad international background in the machinery, automotive and capital goods industries, with a proven track record delivering strong business results. His expertise in corporate strategy, business transformation and value creation programs fits seamlessly with the objectives of Royal Reesink in its new phase of further growth and professionalization.

Boris Schoepplein: “Royal Reesink has a compelling growth strategy, positioning the company as a digital leader in the market and delivering superior customer service and incremental customer value. Our aim is to maximize the operational- and customer service performance of our various businesses and to leverage digitally enabled business models, data-driven value-added services, robotization and smart solutions to generate excellent value for our customers in their operations and value chain. We will continue to grow our business organically as well as through targeted acquisitions.”

The Supervisory Board wishes both Gerrit van der Scheer and Boris Schoepplein every success in their new responsibilities and is convinced that this change will benefit the future development of Royal Reesink.