International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has announced the appointment of company veteran Mr. Jean-Louis Vangeluwe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vangeluwe has spent nearly two full decades with the company. He will serve as CEO for Solmax International (headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada) and Solmax International Asia-Pacific (headquartered in Malaysia).
Mr. Vangeluwe, MBA, brings a great deal of leadership and international, business development experience to his new role. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of the same two subsidiaries which he now heads up. Prior to that, he held international sales and business development roles in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and the Middle East.
For much of the last decade, he served as General Manager and focused on strengthening Solmax’s profitability and growth. That work involved leading the launch of three new products and securing two key patents. He has also worked closely with the customer base in applying field feedback to the innovation process.
In a release on the appointment, the company notes that Mr. Vangeluwe’s “leadership qualities and values, as well as his knowledge of the market, have made him the ideal choice to lead Solmax towards its goal: being the world leader in liner innovation…. With Mr. Vangeluwe at the helm, Solmax’s future looks brighter than ever.”
More information about Mr. Jean-Louis Vangeluwe, the management team, and Solmax’s products and markets can be found at www.solmax.com.