Jan Hilbrink has been re-appointed as managing director for Loparex Group's European operations.
For the past 18 months, Hilbrink has been leading the construction and start-up of Loparex's Greenfield manufacturing site in Thailand. The recently-completed first phase of the 50,000 sq m facility will produce solvent-based and solvent-free release liners to serve Loparex's fastest-growing markets in south-east Asia and throughout the pan-Asian markets.
Hilbrink (pictured, top) has already served as managing director for Loparex Europe, prior to his move to Thailand.
He is due to relocate back to The Netherlands in April, and will report to Michael Apperson, chief executive officer of the company.
‘Jan has done an excellent job in leading the construction and successful start-up of our new flagship plant in Thailand,’ said Apperson.
‘We are excited to have Jan back in Apeldoorn to again lead our European business and to drive organic growth – he knows the local markets and customers and has a proven track record of success.
‘Jan will build upon his recent experiences in Thailand to leverage the recently-doubled capacity in Apeldoorn to drive new growth in Europe, and with our global account base.’