Appointment Marel announces changes in its Executive Team
Until 1 September 2019, Anton de Weerd will continue in his role as Executive Vice President of Marel Poultry to facilitate the transition before taking on a new role within Marel.
Over his 18-year tenure with Marel, Claessens has gained extensive management experience and demonstrated excellent leadership skills. In his management role as Director of Innovation Poultry over the past five years, he has successfully led Marel’s innovation efforts for the poultry industry and been instrumental in the launch of new advanced and high-tech equipment and solutions.
Claessens is 43 years old and holds a MSc degree in agricultural engineering from Wageningen University and Research. He is a Dutch national and lives with his wife and two children in Malden in the Netherlands.
Árni Oddur Thórdarson, CEO of Marel comments: “I would like to thank Anton de Weerd sincerely for his valuable contribution to Marel’s success over the years. It has been truly enjoyable to work with Anton in transforming the way poultry is processed. At the same time, I am pleased that Marel will continue to benefit from his vast experience and business insights. We are delighted that Roger has accepted this role. During his 18-year career at Marel, Roger has demonstrated true leadership talent as well as engineering and technological capabilities.”