Joost Van Aaken took over as new General Director from Marianne Fiers, who took early retirement on 19.04.2019.
Marianne Fiers had led the company for customer-specific packaging solutions since 2013. Under her auspices Arodo has invested at every level in the past years: some examples are the efforts regarding Industry 4.0, auto-mation with a new ERP system, digitisation with online media, the further training of employees, and the recruitment of new talent.
With a technical background and experience as a project manager and having taken up supervisory positions at international companies, Joost Van Aaken wants to further develop the connection between the market, technology and projects. Arodo has a strong R&D department that has already launched pioneering developments in the sector, including a unique Arovac vacuuming system. Joost talks with a technical accent, but also brings strategic and commercial experience and a large network along with him. As a doer he is used to keeping a close eye on affairs and taking the necessary steps ahead. He is convinced that there are still very many international opportunities available to the sales team.