Bronkhorst High-Tech B.V., a mass flow meter manufacturer, has appointed Henk Tappel as its new Managing Director as part of a management shake-up.
The new addition holds more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech sector, having served as Managing Director at Frencken Europe B.V., a supplier in the medical, analytical and semiconductor markets, for the past decade.
Tappel (left) said he made the switch to Bronkhorst because he was intrigued by the combination of innovation and technology within the setting of a family business that sells its own products on a global market.
He enthused, “Bronkhorst’s success comes from the close relationships with clients and the speed with which they offer smart solutions. Bronkhorst products are shipped to many different markets and industries, each with its own demands, and that can sometimes slow down the process of innovation. My personal challenge is to help Bronkhorst grow on both fronts.”
Tappel takes over the day-to-day management of the Netherlands-based business from predecessor Ben Brussen. During his decade of service at Bronkhorst, Brussen more than doubled the company’s turnover.
Brussen moves to the position of Strategic Business Development Manager and will initiate the expansion of the company’s current training centre into an official Bronkhorst academy.
Tappel’s position is effective as of 1st April, 2017.