At the start of April 2018, Peter Koopmans will be following in the footsteps of current CEO Eddy De Mûelenaere, who will be scaling back his current professional activities. The Board of Director has appointed Peter Koopmans as CEO of Milcobel.
Peter started at Milcobel in 2014 in the function of Operations Director of Milcobel Dairy. His extensive experience includes roles at Denayer Thermal Industries (Willebroek) and a range of management roles at Cockerill Mechanical Industries (Seraing), Raffinerie Tirlemontoise (Tienen) and Südzucker Group (Mannheim, Duitsland). In the past few years, he has played a key role in operational improvement of milk processing and optimisation of capacity and transformation costs. He was also the driving force behind the new milk powder factory in Kallo (East Flanders).
The dairy industry is confronted by a number of challenges, both in Belgium and internationally.
Next to operational improvements, Peter Koopmans also contributed to developing various group services, including R&D, QESH and IT. He also led a number of complex projects at Milcobel, attesting to the fact that he will fit the bill perfectly.
Whilst led by Eddy de Mûelenaere, the company has been professionalised and reorganised in recent years, including the development of a number of group services.
We brought on board an experienced and stronger management team, which, together with all other employees on our teams, spurred performance improvements. We are confident that Peter will successfully continue to build on Eddy’s outstanding work.
Dirk Ryckaert – Chairman of the Board of Directors