Shaun Dean Named New CEO of Hansen Industrial Transmissions
June 2, 2015—
Hansen Industrial Transmissions N.V. recently announced that, in mutual agreement with the Japanese SHI HQ, the cooperation with Opervision bvba represented by Eric Vuurstaek has ended and that Shaun Dean, with immediate effect, assumes the role of CEO at Hansen Industrial Transmissions NV.
Dean will remain CEO of HIT’s “sister” company Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Germany GmbH (geared motor business) headquartered in Germany. He brings his broad experience achieved during various positions held as a top manager within the Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group and is a seasoned expert in combining the Japanese and European business concepts and cultures.
“I am delighted to be able to further guide HIT with the continuing integration into the Sumitomo organization and I look forward to work with the people of this company,” Dean said. “We must cooperate more closely together with the group companies, use synergies and optimize our product offering in order to meet both technical and economic challenges and to strengthen our market presence within the EMEA market.
“Global strategies are currently also being fine-tuned at the Japanese HQ and the next round of product innovations is being developed. The European market is an important goal in the global strategy. Our customers operate in diverse industries and provide us with plenty of important feedback that we must implement in e.g. our product development and service activities.”
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