Hydratec Industries appoints Bart Aangenendt as CEO

8 April 2015

Hydratec Industries appoints Bart Aangenendt as CEO

Hydratec Industries NV has announced that Bart Aangenendt, CEO of subsidiary company Pas Reform, will succeed the Group’s CEO Roland Zoomers, when he steps down later this year.

As an Industrial Holding Company listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam Exchanges, Hydratec Industries NV has majority interests in businesses with strong positions in the global agri and food equipment markets and in the plastics and packaging industries in Benelux and Germany.

With a solid focus on achieving consistent, long-term growth in terms of revenue and profit for its shareholders, the Holding Company fosters a highly motivated and accountable management structure among its operating subsidiaries, based on principles of active entrepreneurship to deliver ambitious financial targets.

Under Aangenendt’s leadership since 1999, Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies has succeeded in developing its position as a market-leading innovator for the poultry sector worldwide. The company became a subsidiary of Hydratec in 2011, with Aangenendt joining the Company’s executive management board in 2012.

Bart Aangenendt will succeed Roland Zoomers when he retires in September this year. Harm Langen, currently managing director of LAN Handling Systems, another Hydratec subsidiary, will replace Mr Aangenendt as CEO of Pas Reform.

Mr Egbert ten Cate, Chairman of Hydratec’s Supervisory Board, thanked outgoing CEO Roland Zoomers for his commitment and management of the Group for the past 11 years: “Roland has provided inspirational leadership at the helm of Hydratec Industries, not only in overseeing the management of the Group, but also in steering the development of each of our operating companies to deliver dynamic growth,” he said.

Speaking about Mr Aangenendt’s appointment, ten Cate continued: “Under Bart’s direction, Pas Reform has achieved exceptional growth and reputation in the poultry sector worldwide.

“We are delighted that he has accepted this new challenge as CEO of the whole Hydratec Group.”

Picture: L-R: Roland Zoomers and Bart Aangenendt


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