New General Manager

Ivo Willemsen (47) has been the new managing director of Galvano Hengelo since 1 December 2017. He takes over the duties of managing director Peter Bebseler. Technical director Robin Smit will gradually transfer his duties to the technologists within the company. After the acquisition of Galvano Hengelo, they will move less to the fore by the participation company Landwoud from Dedemsvaart. Peter Bebseler and Robin Smit remain active for the moment as advisors to Galvano Hengelo.

After completing his studies in agricultural engineering at the Agricultural University in 1996, Ivo Willemsen has performed various technical, commercial and managerial positions with Kramp, Parker Hannifin, Royal Reesink and Hoopman Machines. Peter Bebseler indicates that Ivo has been appointed with conviction and enthusiasm. Finding a good succession is not an easy task, but Ivo is someone with a clear vision, a connector and also a person who is highly motivated, engaged and decisive.

Ivo Willemsen sees this new function as a very nice challenge where he will apply all his acquired knowledge and experience in order to further expand Galvano Hengelo as a leading player in galvanic surface treatments and on the map .

The focus for 2018 is on a two different issues, continue to do what we are good at (short delivery times of 3-5 days, 24/48 hour service, delivering top quality and thinking along with the customer) and also on a gradual growth. Last mentioned, we will do our best by getting closer to you as a customer to let more of us be heard through our social media channels and of course this news item.

Sincerely,
Ivo Willemsen
Managing Director Galvano Hengelo