Aliaxis appoints Laurent Lenoir as new CEO

Category: Press release, Date: 11 Feb 2015

The board of directors of Aliaxis, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of plastic fluid handling systems, announces today that Laurent Lenoir will join the group as its new Chief Executive Officer.

From 1 June onwards, Laurent Lenoir will take up his duties and current CEO Yves Mertens will take on a senior advisory role to the chairman of the board.

Chairman Olivier van der Rest comments: “I look back on Yves’ commitment with great respect and thank him on behalf of the board of directors for the many years of outstanding service to the company, first as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently, since May 2009, as Chief Executive Officer. Yves has led Aliaxis through the global financial and economic crisis and initiated the reshaping of the group with a view to its long-term success. He has been instrumental in further strengthening the group’s geographical diversification. The recent joint venture with Ashirvad in India and the acquisition of Vinidex in Australia are illustrative of the successful breakthroughs Aliaxis has made in Asia and Australasia while many other initiatives elsewhere in the world have been contributing to the group’s further development.”

For more information, please read the press release:

Press Release – Laurent Lenoir appointed CEO of Aliaxis (PDF – 295 KB)

The Chairman continues: “Today, Aliaxis is ready to embark on a journey towards a more integrated global industrial group. Supported and encouraged by the board, I have the privilege to welcome Laurent as the new CEO of Aliaxis. At the threshold of this new era, we are convinced he has the right mix of skills, international experience and industrial expertise, as well as a proven ability to grow businesses in complex and challenging market environments.”

About Aliaxis

Aliaxis is a global leader in advanced plastic piping systems for building, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture applications. The company provides communities around the world with sustainable innovative solutions for water and energy, leading the industry in a way that anticipates the rapidly evolving needs of its customers and of society. With a global workforce of about 16,000 employees, Aliaxis offers specific solutions that meet our customers’ most demanding needs across the globe. Aliaxis is active through leading local brands and operating in over 45 countries, combining local solutions with global innovation and operational excellence. The company is privately owned, with its global headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

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