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  • 30 Jan 2019

Contiweb appoints new CEO

Contiweb appoints new CEO

Contiweb has named Rutger Jansen as its new CEO following the retirement of Bert Schoonderbeek.

Jansen first joined Contiweb in 1990, when the company was known as Stork Contiweb, and served as director of sales and service prior to the Goss International acquisition in 2004. During Goss International’s ownership, Jansen held various positions and was promoted from director of customer service to EMEA service director In his most recent sales director role, Jansen was responsible for the development of go-to-market and sales strategies, crafting new business opportunities and building the support network for customers and OEM partners.

He assumed the role of CEO on January 1, 2019. Schoonderbeek and Jansen are working together to ensure a smooth transition.

During his tenure as CEO, Contiweb stated that Schoonderbeek has played a pivotal role in establishing the company as an industry leader in web offset and driving the expansion of the company’s offering in the digital market along with the label and packaging sector. Most recently he successfully oversaw the formalization of Contiweb’s independence on its 40th anniversary from Goss International.

Schoonderbeek will remain a member of the management board on a part-time basis as chief business development officer.

Rick Hoffman, partner at American Industrial Partners, the owner of Contiweb, said: ‘With 24 years of service as CEO to Contiweb, Bert is an industry icon. His tireless and inspired leadership has led Contiweb through tremendous growth and piloted the route to Contiweb’s independence. Bert has pushed the company’s entry into new markets, including labels and packaging, while also investing in areas that will continue to be highly valued by our customers.’

Jansen added: ‘He has been instrumental in forging strong relationships with our customers, OEM partners and colleagues. We are deeply grateful for Bert’s innumerable contributions to Contiweb’s success to-date and I look forward to working with him in his new role as chief business development officer.

‘I am privileged to be taking on the role as CEO. Bert’s invaluable leadership and significant contributions have positioned us extremely well to continue this success. I am looking forward to many more exciting milestones in front of us.’

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