Herman van den Berg appointed as president of Yokogawa Europe B.V
04 June 2013
Herman van den Berg is to succeed Harry Hauptmeijer as the president of Yokogawa Europe B.V.
Hauptmeijer has been president since 2002, and will continue as director until October 2013 to support the transition.
van den Berg started his engineering career in a uranium enrichment facility before moving to an offshore platform and refinery engineering team with a project company. He became involved in global projects and eventually became the global electrical, control and instrumentation manager for the company.
He joined Yokogawa in 2005 as managing director for Yokogawa South Africa, and, in 2011, moved to Yokogawa’s European headquarters in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, as vice president for delivery and service with the Industrial Automation Division.
van den Berg believes that the secret to success in the automation sector is to get to know the customers’ businesses and then use this knowledge to drive new innovations as well as partnering with the customers to realise mutual benefit. He said: “To be close to the customer, feeling their pulse, seeing their difficulties, living with them through their concerns and seeing how they attempt to address them are crucial factors in getting close to what is important for them and earn the right to share their benefits. Yokogawa’s pioneering spirit, appetite for quality and appreciation for a sustainable society provide the attributes that our customers need to make them successful.”
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