Biobest announced that Karel Bolckmans, currently Chief Operating Officer, will soon take up the new position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Karel will focus on the development of new products and services, as well as the promotion of these solutions in the market. The C-Board position, Chief Operations Officer, focused entirely on Operations and Supply Chain is now open.

Jean-Marc Vandoorne, Biobest CEO comments: “Biobest has delivered growth for several years in a row. One of the key factors driving this growth has been a focus on improving the delivery reliability and quality of our products. As Chief Operating Officer, Karel has made an invaluable contribution to achieving the highest standards of performance. Our organization is now ready to shift up a gear with new technologies that strengthen and support the close relationships we have with our customers. The key functions in our organization must always be closely aligned with our global business strategy. Therefore, we will implement some changes within our C-board.”

“The further development of new products and services, as well as the promotion of these solutions in the market, now deserves a separate focus. Karel Bolckmans will take on this responsibility in his new role as CTO. Karel has been active in the biocontrol industry since 1992 and is an honorary member of the IOBC for his contribution to the development and uptake of biological control. He and his team will look for sustainable technological solutions to our customers’ cultivation problems.”

Karel Bolckmans says:” I want to thank the teams that have worked with me in operations and supply chain for their achievements. We’ve been able to combine rapid growth in production volumes with constant improvements in reliability, quality, yield, and customer service." 

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