Han Defauwes Named Meyn President and CEO

NETHERLANDS – Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V. has announced the appointment of Han Defauwes as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer by the Supervisory Board.
calendar icon 3 October 2011
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Han Defauwes said it is his intention, having seen 2011 as most successful year in Meyn's history, to continue the company’s international growth.

Han Defauwes will succeed Han van der Broek, who has managed the company since 1999 under a wide variety of business conditions, ranging from strong international growth to the crisis in 2009.

The positive come back from this crisis and the relocation of the Meyn headquarters act as a prelude to a new ambitious era for Meyn.

Han Defauwes

Han Defauwes joined Meyn in 1998 and was lately active as Chief Operations Officer.

“His extensive experience in the poultry industry, knowledge of the company in combination with his drive and enthusiasm make him the perfect CEO for Meyn,” said former CEO Han van der Broek.

Han Defauwes said: “I am excited about the opportunity to lead Meyn. Meyn’s recognised expertise and complete dedication to poultry processing has resulted in global leadership in poultry processing solutions. The challenge ahead is to leverage that awareness and continue to develop innovative solutions that the market and our customers require.”

Han Defauwes wants to continue building on the solid base his predecessor created.

Mr Defauwes said: “Our organisation has a solid foundation, but we always want to improve ourselves. Together we can make things happen and with the help of our customers further strengthen our position as market leader.”

Sigge Haraldsson, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said: “As CEO Han van der Broek successfully developed the company into a clear industry leader. He has managed to bring the company back to a very good and healthy level after the financial crisis of 2009 and we are very grateful for that. The Supervisory Board welcomes Han Defauwes as CEO and whishes him good luck in his new challenging task.”

Han van der Broek will remain member of the Board of Directors of Meyn and will focus on various strategic projects and the company’s relocation. The company appointed Marco van Straaten as Chief Financial Officer in 2010.

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