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Dirk Smulders takes over as CEO of Dieseko Group


5 February 2019

Dirk Smulders (42) assumed the role of CEO and Chairman of the Board at Dieseko Group on 1 January 2019. He succeeded Ton Kraak, who will remain a shareholder and consultant of the company. Kraak had served as CEO of the Group since 2008. As Chief Operations Officer (COO), Smulders had been a Board member since September 2017.

In his new role as Chairman and CEO, Dirk Smulders is responsible for implementing the strategy set and refining it where necessary. Dieseko’s key strategic objective has remained unchanged: to continue the company’s growth and further develop it as a global market leader in high-quality, innovative vibro technology.

Dirk Smulders: “I feel it’s a huge honour, as well as a challenge, to be given the opportunity to be CEO of Dieseko Group. I look forward to providing our customers worldwide with even better services through our innovative products, together with my fellow board members, management and employees. I would like to thank my predecessor, Ton Kraak, for his valuable guidance during my enjoyable training period and the Works Council, Supervisory Board and our shareholder NPM Capital for the trust they have placed in me.”

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