Ceramic Industry

Andries Appointed Market Manager North America for Bekaert (posted 11/12/07)

November 12, 2007

Bekaert recently announced the appointment of Peter Andries as market manager North America for the Bekaert Sputter Products division, effective immediately. In his new position, Andries will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities in North America. He will be the primary contact person for all existing customers of Bekaert’s Rotatable Sputter solutions and will handle queries from prospective customers.

Andries has played an active role over the past several years as Bekaert’s customer service technician in North America. This experience has given him in-depth understanding of Bekaert’s solutions, as well as accurate knowledge of customer requirements and the sputter business environment. His technical background, industry expertise and dedication to Bekaert’s North American customers will be major assets in his new role as market manager for that region.

“Mr. Andries can draw for this new position from his years of experience with Bekaert customers and customized sputter solutions to offer an exceptional level of strategic support,” said Rémy Rochard, general manager Sputter Products at Bekaert, “We are confident that his enthusiasm and dedication will significantly contribute to addressing the needs and demands of a challenging market.”

In addition, Thomas Ray will be joining the North American team as an internal sales reinforcement. Ray brings a hands-on mentality, strong sales experience, and a proactive attitude that will be valuable contributions to the sales team’s customer administration.

The company’s website is located at www.bekaert.com.