New appointments – Consolidating knowledge and experience to make Vulkoprin futureproof

Vulkoprin nv appointed Bart Vermaete as Production director. Former production director Bert Maes becomes Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“This generation switch allows us to prepare ourselves with new accents for the challenges and opportunities and to ensure the continuity of the production lead”, explains CEO Leen Maes. “It is for me a personal achievement that Bart takes this responsability and it makes me very proud” , says CTO Bert Maes.



Bart Vermaete - Production director

Bart Vermaete, industrial engineer, joined Vulkoprin in 2007 in the CAD department. Since 2012 he is responsable for QSE. In 2015 he joined the Vulkoprin Steering Committee as QSE manager. Thanks to his contribution the ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certification has been extented.  “Vulkoprin offered me the opportunity to become a specialist in our industry” says Bart “I will invest my experience and knowledge in leading the next generation lean production unit”.

Bert Maes Chief Technology Officer (Co owner & Co Managing director)

Bert Maes, industrial engineer electromechanics, has been production director at Vulkoprin since 1990. With his passion for polyurethane, he guided Vulkoprin to one of the most modern production sites in the sector. “Adapting our products and production methodology to the requirments of the market, becomes a key differentiator in our industry”. 

Besides his responsability as co-managing director, Bert will now focus on technology and R&D for the products and processes made and used by Vulkoprin.