Vanmac Group, the umbrella organisation of Vanmac BV Turf Equipment and TRILO Smart Industries, have announced the appointment of Christiaan Arends as their new Chief Executive Officer. As from August 2022, Christian joins Leo van Loen and Peter van Mispelaar to form the board of Vanmac and assist in the further expansion and optimisation of activities across the group.
After a period of substantial growth globally for both Vanmac Turf Equipment and TRILO Smart Industries – manufacturers of the renowned range of vacuum collectors, mowers and verticutters – a decision was made to separate the two business units. The decision saw the companies diverge into separate premises, with all central processes such as HR and finance managed centrally by the new Vanmac Group. This focus on new business, partnerships, innovation and growth has driven the expansion of the management board.
Christiaan joins Vanmac after more than 20 years at the Royal Barenbrug Group, where he held various positions at home and abroad, most recently as Head of Marketing and Sales for the last eight years. Commenting on his new position, Christiaan said “It is clear that Vanmac make and sell a fantastic range of high-quality machinery and there is a strong sense that the team are very proud of what they do and what they produce. I am delighted to now be a part of that, joining at such an exciting time where there are serious ambitions to grow the company further. I look forward to working with the team here to achieve that together.”
Leo van Loen and Peter van Mispelaar remain active in the Vanmac board, with Leo responsible for business innovation and Peter for strategic business development.