Sharper shaped organization at Van Iperen International to grow for the best.
From the early beginning in 2010, Van Iperen International has continuously grown very fast. Serving clients in over 90 countries worldwide with a professional team spread over offices on all continents. To enable supporting you even better in the future, we decided to further strengthen our organization. Therefore, at the beginning of June, the management team was adjusted to prepare further growth.
Changes in the management team
Paul El Safty became Director of Sales, managing the team of International Sales Managers. Laurent Aubertin remains Director of Product Development and Agronomy, working closely together with our Agronomist and Product Developers. Philippe Artige, now permanently based in the US, is Director of Americas managing all business for both Latin and North America. Mehrdad Damavandi became Director of Operations, managing the Back Office, Document Management, Production and the new Sourcing department.
At the Marketing department, Jan van de Voort joined the company in the new position of Director of Marketing. Jan has many years of experience in the agriculture business, especially at Bayer Crop Science. He will guide the marketing department with the marketing strategy for the coming years.
New: Innovations department
In order to successfully grow for the future, innovation and R&D are essential. For this reason we created the new Department of Innovations with Marc van Oers taking the lead as Director of Innovations. Marc will work closely together with the R&D station Landlab in Italy and our Development Engineer at Euroliquids. We have some very promising innovations in the pipeline. The aim is to combine the best of traditional mineral fertilizers with the opportunities of biostimulants, creating products: Where Nutrition meets Biostimulation™.
New: Product Manager Biostimulants
In line with this focus on combining nutrition with biostimulants, Matteo Graiff joined the marketing team in the new position of Product Manager Biostimulants. Matteo is Italian, has a background in agronomy and plant biostimulation, and will support the further development of our biostimulant range.