Rye Brook, New York, January 5, 2016 – Precision, a leading global manufacturer of valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions across a variety of end markets, today announced that Hans Van Der Looij has been appointed Regional Manager of Europe, effective immediately. Precision’s current European footprint includes facilities in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. Mr. Van Der Looij brings considerable consumer packaged goods and packaging operations experience to Precision, and will report to President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug Hind.
Prior to joining Precision, Mr. Van Der Looij spent 15 years at SCA Packaging Group of DS Smith, a leading international provider of recycled paper and plastic packaging, most recently serving as Managing Director of Plastics Europe. Before joining SCA, Mr. Van Der Looij worked for over a decade at leading consumer packaged goods companies Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever, across various aerosol factory and production management roles.
Doug Hind, President and Chief Executive Officer of Precision, said, “We’re excited to welcome Hans to the Precision team. Hans is very familiar with our customers and has a proven track record of creating value through various operational and strategic initiatives. We look forward to drawing on his expertise, as the company continues to grow its sales organization, maximize production efficiency, and drive strategic sourcing.”
Markus Raab, who previously served as Precision’s Regional Manager of Europe, was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer last year. Precision is a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm that invests in companies in North America and Europe.
Founded in 1949, Precision is the inventor of the modern aerosol valve and a leading global manufacturer of valves, actuators and other dispensing solutions for a variety of end markets, including personal care, household, food & beverage, industrial and pharmaceutical. Based in New York, the Company operates a multinational network of facilities spanning sixteen countries on six continents. For more information about Precision, please visit precisionglobal.com.
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