Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands, 05 September 2011. Hyva, a leading global provider of transport solutions for the commercial vehicle and environmental service industries, has appointed Mr Brice de La Morandiere as CEO.
Mr Brice de La Morandiere, 46, a French national with extensive international business experience succeeds Mr Louwrens Dijkstra.
Mr Brice de La Morandiere was previously CEO of Sperian Protection Group (now Honeywell) which designs, manufactures and sells solutions to protect people from injuries in the workplace (respiratory, hearing, eye, gloves, shoes, clothing and fall protection). Sperian operates in over 30 different countries and employs approx 6,000 people, based in 27 facilities worldwide. He joined the group in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer, based until 2003 in the US (Philadelphia) and since 2005 has held operational responsibilities at Sperian as Executive Vice President in charge of the body protection division (gloves, shoes, clothes). He was appointed CEO in 2008.
“I would like to extend a warm Hyva welcome to Brice de La Morandiere,” said Mr Ajeet Singh, Chairman of Hyva Group. “His international finance and operating experience will be invaluable in leading Hyva’s management plans for the continuing growth of the business through development of existing regional markets, establishment of new subsidiaries in emerging markets, acquisition of complementary businesses and securing cost improvements through vertical integration and supply chain management.”
The outgoing CEO, Mr Louwrens Dijkstra, added, “During my tenure as CEO, since 2004, our management team has fostered a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial activity which has established Hyva as a global business with a strong brand reputation for products, services and customer care. I am confident that with his business expertise and international experience, Brice will lead Hyva in continuation of this growth strategy. I wish him well in developing the Hyva success story.”
Brice de La Morandiere, began his career in 1988 as Financial Analyst for Carnaud Metal Box, the European leader in the packaging industry, and held a series of senior finance positions in the UK, Germany, Turkey and France. In 1996 he was appointed VP Finance of the Special Food Packaging division.
He is a graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (1988). He also holds a law degree (Paris II Assas, 1986) and a postgraduate degree in strategic management (Paris Dauphine 1989).
About Hyva Group
Hyva Group is a leading global provider of innovative and highly efficient transport solutions for the commercial vehicle and environmental service industries. The company is committed to the development, production, marketing and distribution of components used in hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers. Its products are used worldwide across a range of sectors including transport, construction, mining, materials handling and environmental services providers.
Hyva produces the strongest front end hydraulic telescopic cylinder in the world, double acting cylinders, mobile and static compactors and waste collection units. Hyva’s portfolio comprises: Hydraulics (cylinders and tipping gear), Container Handling Systems (hook and skip loaders), Floors (horizontal unloading/loading floors) and Cranes (fixed and rolling). These products are designed and marketed under several well respected brands: Hyva, Kennis, F.lli Ferrari and AmcoVeba. Hyva is also a distributor of high value components.
Founded in 1979, the company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn in The Netherlands and has significant manufacturing facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy and The Netherlands. Operating in more than 130 countries the company has more than 2,400 employees around the world, encompassing 36 subsidiaries and 13 production facilities. Hyva has more than 25,000 customers.