Aliaxis appoints Eric Olsen as Chief Executive Officer

Category: Press release, Date: 22 Sep 2020

Brussels – September 22nd, 2020 – The board of directors of Aliaxis, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of plastic fluid handling systems, has today announced that Eric Olsen will join the group as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Olsen is the former global CEO of LafargeHolcim, where he led the successful integration of Lafarge and Holcim, to create a global champion for building materials and solutions.

Olivier van der Rest, Chairman of Aliaxis, said: “Eric is a world class leader with a proven track record of delivering transformation and growth. He shares our vision and will lead the company as we embark on the next phase of the Group transformation, capitalising on greater synergies to accelerate growth.”

Eric Olsen commented: “I am excited to lead Aliaxis and unleash the company’s incredible potential to provide real, sustainable solutions for water management, a critical challenge for the 21st century.”

Mr. van der Rest thanked Koen Sticker, Chief Financial Officer, for his leadership as Acting CEO during the transition period.  “We are very grateful for Koen’s stewardship,” said Mr. van der Rest.  “Koen will resume his CFO role, with an increased focus on investments and expanded responsibilities.”


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Lars Vervoort | Global Corporate Communications Manager
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Eric Olsen appointed CEO Aliaxis

Eric Olsen

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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