Vanderlande Industries, Inc.

Govert Hamers Appointed New CEO At Vanderlande Industries

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Govert Hamers has been appointed as President and CEO at Vanderlande Industries. He will succeed Peter Gerretse.

Hamers transfers from the highly successful international shipbuilder IHC Merwede, where, since 2005, he has been the CEO responsible for a strong, profitable growth in turnover from 450 million euros to almost 1 billion euros. Before that, he fulfilled various senior management positions at companies such as Imtech, Fokker, ECT and ASML.

Hamers has already been on the Supervisory Board at Vanderlande Industries, an innovative high tech company, for the last two years. The company's turnover has grown significantly in that period, and Vanderlande is well-positioned for the future.

Hamers brings with him extensive experience in leading companies which operate in a Business-to-Business market, and where large, client-specific projects play a substantial role.

"We are very happy about Govert Hamers’ appointment”, says Paul Broekhuijsen, chairman of the Supervisory Board at Vanderlande Industries. "Mr. Hamers knows the company well, and has a great deal of experience in leading large, international, innovative organisations. We have every confidence that he will be able to further expand our strong position as leading player in the market for automated material handling systems."

Hamers also serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of IHC Merwede per October 1, 2013 and as the Chairman of SeaEurope, the European Ship and Maritime Equipment Association.

Profile of Vanderlande Industries

Vanderlande Industries is a world market leader in baggage systems, and a leading supplier of warehouse automation and sorting systems for postal- and parcel services. The company focuses on the improvement of the business processes of the clients, and their competitive position. The company aspires to a close cooperation with the client, the improvement of their logistical processes and the expansion of their logistical achievements - today, tomorrow and throughout the entire life cycle.

The high tech systems and services are geared to the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation solutions for warehouses, postal and parcel services and baggage-handling at airports.

In 2013, turnover increased by 31% to 741 million euros.

Vanderlande Industries, established in 1949, has more than 3,000 employees at diverse locations on every continent. More information about the company, the products and technology and the career opportunities can be found on the website:

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