Almere, 15 April 2014 - Having reached the age of retirement, Mr. Geert Jan Mantel will resign from his position as President of Yanmar Europe B.V. as per 30 June 2014, a position he has occupied since 1 April 2002.
He will simultaneously step down as Managing Director of the Yanmar Co. LTD Board of Directors in Osaka, Japan. He has served as a member of the Board since June 2009.
Mr. Mantel will take the position as Corporate Advisor for the three newest 100% Yanmar owned subsidiaries in Europe, namely Yanmar Construction Equipment (Europe) S.A.S. of Saint-Dizier in France, Vetus B.V. of Schiedam in the Netherlands and Yanmar Rus L.L.C. of Moscow in Russia.
From 1 July 2014, he will serve as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Yanmar Europe B.V. Mr Sodderland, a supervisory board member since 1 October 1989, will resign this year.
Peter Aarsen to become new president of Yanmar Europe B.V.
From 1 July 2014, Mr Peter Aarsen will become President of Yanmar Europe B.V. Mr. Aarsen joined Yanmar Europe B.V. on 1 January 2007 and held several positions, including those of President of Yanmar Marine International and Vice President of Yanmar Europe B.V., which he holds now..
With his engineering background and experience in the automotive industry, Peter Aarsen perfectly fits the DNA of Yanmar, a highly technical company striving for high-quality products and services. Peter has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and added several Post Baccalaureate certificates in Business Administration & Management to his curriculum.
Peter Aarsen: “Yanmar is a strong company that is dedicated to quality and service. I am looking forward to this new challenge in my career and to servicing our customers so that they will benefit from Yanmar’s sustainable power solutions in marine, industrial applications, agriculture, power generation & air conditioning and construction.“
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Yanmar has a global workforce of over 15,000 and a sales network operating in more than 130 countries. We design and manufacture diesel engines, accessories and equipment for a wide range of applications in pleasure craft and commercial marine vessels, for industrial use, agricultural machinery, construction equipment as well as gas engines for cogeneration and gas heat pump systems. The company has pioneered clean emissions technology and sustainable energy systems. In Europe, Yanmar employs around 600 people and generates annual sales of approximately Euro 800 million.