Effective 1 April 2012, Paul Smits will be the new managing director for Fancom in Panningen. In his new position, Smits brings experience and knowledge of the agricultural business.
The last three years, he has been the commercial director for the PigTek group of CTB, where he has been in charge of sales and marketing in Europe. Before that, Smits worked at Fancom for 13 years, first as project engineer, later in the position of manager marketing & innovation.
He graduated in mechanical engineering and production technology from the University of Twente with a master degree. Paul succeeds André Bakermans.
Ambitious growth plan
About his new position, Smits said: “I see it as a nice challenge to give further shape to Fancom’s ambitious growth plan. The cooperation with our worldwide distributor network is essential for this. I believe that the future of the intensive livestock sector is determined by the choices we make today. I am convinced that by the use of new technology and knowledge it is possible to balance the interests of the animal and all parties involved. The integral automation systems of Fancom continue to be leading in this.”
Fancom develops automation systems for the intensive animal husbandry sector. Headquartered in Panningen, the Netherlands, Fancom is a subsidiary of CTB.