THE NETHERLANDS, Boxtel. After more than ten years, one member leaves the Supervisory Board and joins the management of the Belgian beef slaughterhouse Adriaens.
Hans Huijbers has resigned as a member of Vion's Supervisory Board with effect from July 14, 2020, the meat group announced. Appointed to the Supervisory Board back in 2009, Huijbers has held this role for a long time in addition to his work as Chairman of the Executive Board of Zuidelijke Land- en Tuinbouworganisatie (ZLTO) and as a dairy farmer. "During a challenging period for the company, he contributed decisively to help set the course for Vion," the group said in recognition of his commitment. "As Chairman of the Supervisory Board and as a member of the Supervisory Board, I am very grateful for the enormous contribution and perseverance that Hans Huijbers made to strengthen Vion during his eleven years on the Supervisory Board," said Theo Koekkoek.
Vion also announced that Huijbers will join the management team of cattle slaughterhouse Adriaens in Belgium, following the successful acquisition of the company. In this position, he will focus on liaising with cattle farmers and managing the integration within the Group.
Huijbers has been preparing the acquisition of Adriaens in recent months, the company adds. As of July 14, 2020, the Supervisory Board consists of: Theo Koekkoek (chairman), Rogier Jacobs (vice chairman), Marieke Bax, Ton van der Laan and Martine Snels.