Geert van Veen (58), managing director of Prins Group, the greenhouse building firm based mostly in Kwintsheul, the Netherlands, has transferred his administration tasks to son-in-law Marco Zwinkels (37) as of 17 February 2023. Zwinkels, who joined the globally lively greenhouse builder in 2018, will mix his new position along with his present place as Gross sales Director.
After a tenure of greater than 35 years at Prins Group, Geert van Veen might be retiring from managing the day-to-day enterprise. He’ll stay concerned with the corporate as a sounding board for the administration crew, which was bolstered final 12 months with the addition of a brand new Finance Director, a Human Sources Supervisor, and a Undertaking Supervisor. Moreover, Geert will proceed to focus his full consideration on his position as a member of the board of GreenV and on his place as Managing Director at Stolze.
“To these within the know, this administration change won’t come as a shock,” stated Geert van Veen in a press release. “Over the previous couple of years, we have now labored as a crew to facilitate a pure switch of the enterprise and to provide Marco time to develop as an individual and to develop inside the firm. Now we have shaped a robust crew round him. I’ve now been in a position to hand over the administration baton with full confidence.”
Marco Zwinkels’ horticultural know-how was spoon-fed to him from an early age. His mother and father owned a plant nursery for 25 years, and one among his grandfathers was not solely a grower but additionally a salesman of (used) greenhouses. Zwinkels studied horticulture and later obtained a level in enterprise administration whereas working at Flora Holland, the place he was employed for seven years. Earlier than becoming a member of Prins Group, he labored as an entrepreneur and led his personal floriculture consultancy agency. In a short assertion, he stated: “I’m thrilled to take over government accountability from Geert and to have the chance to hold this excellent enterprise and the values that we cherish as a household firm into the longer term. Prins Group is in a wholesome place. We’re displaying fast worldwide progress, and I stay up for realizing our ambitions and progress targets with our staff, prospects, and suppliers at house and overseas and alongside the opposite firms inside GreenV.”
The Administration Crew of Prins Group is at the moment composed of Marco Zwinkels (Managing Director and Gross sales), Marco Rietveld (Finance), Adinda van der Zon (HR), Lennart Rollema (Buying), Nico van de Laar (Operations), Rob Schulte (Manufacturing & Logistics) and Marco Arensman (Initiatives).