Greetings from AXEL Netherlands New General Manager

Posted by AXEL on Aug 27, 2018, 1:04:40 PM

Hello, my name is Eric van der Horst. I recently started as General Manager at AXEL Christiernsson in the Netherlands. I have had different leadership positions in several international companies including plastic composites manufacturer Voestalpine Polynorm, Polytec (both Austrian), Drum manufacturer Greif (US) and plastic packaging manufacturer Precise Technology (US- later sold to Rexam -UK). I started my career at Manuli (rubber hose assemblies for automotive) after military duty and studying mechanical engineering. I have worked in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain and have extensive experience in the automotive supplier sector.

 

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"Think local, bike global"

My aim is to further develop the AXEL team towards Operational Excellence and to become one of the best partners for our customers.

I live in the beautiful town of Breda in southern Netherlands, together with my lovely wife Monique and my daughter Jip and 2 sons Tibbe and Seb. You can find me on my racing or mountain bike when I am not working. "Think local, bike global" is my motto. During holidays I am always on my bike, camping in the mountains or exploring the western states of USA doing what we enjoy most with my family.