Royal Reesink, parent company of Reesink Production, today announced that Gerrit van der Scheer will step down as Chief Executive Officer as of 1 August 2021. Boris Schoepplein will start as Chief Executive Officer as of 1 August 2021, at the same time Gerrit van der Scheer will join the Supervisory Board.
“My passion for Royal Reesink, with its 235-year history, the employees and suppliers have been the main drivers throughout the years. Together we have achieved a good result and a financially healthy company. For me, it is now time to hand over the baton and use my expertise as a member of the Supervisory Board and as an advisor to the company”, says Gerrit van der Scheer.
In the almost 23 years that Gerrit van der Scheer has been involved with Royal Reesink, of which 13 years as CEO, he has made a very decisive and valued contribution to the success of the company. Cees Veerman, President of Royal Reesink, underlines this wholeheartedly: “Under the strong leadership of Gerrit van der Scheer, the company has grown from EUR 150 million to EUR 1 billion, with good profitability. We are very grateful to him for this. He is a strong leader with a keen eye for people, details and business. These qualities will serve him well as a member of the Supervisory Board in the time to come.”
In the person of Boris Schoepplein, a suitable successor has been found who can effectively direct and guide Royal Reesink in achieving its commercial and strategic objectives.
Boris Schoepplein has extensive management experience and a solid reputation in the machinery, automotive and capital goods sectors. His extensive expertise in the field of corporate strategies, transformations and value creation fits seamlessly with the objectives of Royal Reesink in its new phase of further growth, professionalisation and raising the quality standard.
The Supervisory Board wishes both Gerrit van der Scheer and Boris Schoepplein every success in their new responsibilities and is convinced that this change will benefit the future development of Royal Reesink.