From 1 March 2023, Bert Geerinckx will be appointed as the new CEO of Reynaers Group. He succeeds Dirk Bontridder who has announced his intention to leave the company.
The Board of Directors is grateful to Dirk for his contribution in steering the company through the challenging times following Covid and setting out a number of strategic outlines, including in the area of sustainability. Dirk will continue his career in the international healthtech context.
With Bert Geerinckx as its leader, Reynaers Group chooses a familiar face. Bert has been with the company for over 13 years, of which the last 5 years as Chief Sales Officer with responsibility over key international sales markets. Before that, he was general manager of Reynaers Aluminium Belux, Reynaers Group’s home market, for eight years. Bert graduated with a Master of Science in Building Engineering and obtained an executive MBA from the Antwerp Management School. Before his career at Reynaers Group, he gained extensive experience in various sectors of the construction industry, including at Gyproc, Strabag and Rockwool, in marketing, business development and general management.
Thanks to this extensive experience, Bert has an excellent knowledge of the various parts of the company. He knows the ins and outs and is respected by Reynaers Group employees. He combines this with good relationships with customers and other business partners. Because of his broad knowledge and alignment with family values, Bert holds the full confidence of the family shareholders.
Chairman of the Board, Jean-Luc Deleersnyder explains: “Bert’s long track record guarantees continuity and stability, while as the new man at the helm he will undoubtedly also bring new dynamism. His good relations with our customers are an additional asset. The Board of Directors is therefore convinced that this change at the top will support the further successful growth and performance of the company.”
Bert Geerinckx says he is grateful for the confidence the Board of Directors places in him: “I take over the leadership of the company with enthusiasm, knowing that I can count on a strong organisation with motivated and competent colleagues. I am also happy to continue building sustainable growth in these challenging times by focusing together on our customers and partners. Together for better!”, adds Bert.
Richard Hall, Managing Director of Reynaers Aluminium UK, adds: “On behalf of the Reynaers UK team and myself, a big congratulations to Bert on his new position as CEO. Having worked closely with Bert in his role as Chief Sales Officer, we look forward to continuing to do this in his new role as CEO. I’d also like to extend thanks to Dirk Bontridder for his time as CEO and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”
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