Company update: New CTO of Pigture Group
Hans Olijslagers has been appointed as the new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Pigture Group. He will assume his responsibilities with effect from 1 September 2011.
Mr Olijslagers (47) will also be the joint director of IPG, the organisation’s knowledge institute. Along with the current directors Martin Bijl (CEO) and Cor van Hertrooij (CFO) he will form the board of directors of Pigture Group.
With the appointment of Hans Olijslagers, Pigture Group (the parent company of TOPIGS and IPG) has acquired a CTO with considerable national and international experience in pig breeding. Mr Olijslagers has worked for Pigture Group since 1987 and has held various management positions.
Hans Olijslagers is currently the Topigs regional director for Northwest Europe and the director of Topigs Nederland. Alongside his position as technical director, he will continue to serve as regional director for Northwest Europe. A successor is being sought for the position of director of Topigs Nederland.
As Chief Technical Officer, Olijslagers will be responsible for the departments Support and Development, Research, and the new nuclear breeding department being set up. This new department will manage all of Topigs’ nuclear breeding activities to realise genetic progress more effectively.
Cor van Hertrooij will be responsible for the IPG departments ICT and technical administration.
Pigture Group is the parent company of Topigs.