Prior to joining Summa in April 2019 as CTO, Frederik Vervenne started his career at Barco in 1995 where he has held several management positions. From 2011 onwards, he held executive positions at Xeikon. With his background and experience, Vervenne is ready for the next challenge in his career as managing director of Summa NV.
Erwin Vandousselaere remains the Group CEO and will further focus on the strategic projects within the Summa Group, while continuing to play an active role in the development of Summa.
‘I am looking forward to take this position and lead the continued growth of our company. Summa has built up an excellent reputation in the market and is a recognised leader in cutting technology. By further expansion of our portfolio and geographical presence, we’ll improve our customer focus and business. So I am excited to develop further success for Summa’, said Vervenne.
Vandousselaere said, ‘We are confident with the appointment of Vervenne to MD. His experience in managing customer service, engineering, quality assurance and projects – combined with more than 25 years of operational experience in a hi-tech, customer-driven environment – guarantees the further growth of our business in the markets beyond these we already interact with.’
In recent years, Summa has developed strongly in the field of flatbed and laser cutting technology. With the appointment of the new Managing Director, Summa will build on further positioning its established roll cutter and flatbed cutter series while increasing brand awareness of the company in laser cutting solutions.