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.