Beerse, Belgium — Willem De Vos, the former head of the Society of Plastics Engineers, has been named CEO of Campine NV, a Belgium-based company that makes flame-retardant masterbatches for plastics, antimony oxides and PET catalysts, and recycles lead batteries.
Campine, based in Beerse, announced Aug. 23 that its board of directors has named De Vos CEO, succeeding Geert Krekel, who has stepped down. De Vos has been an independent member of Campine's board of directors since May 2015, the company said.
De Vos, a Belgian, left SPE at the end of June to return to the plastics and chemicals industry. He was succeeded by the society's new CEO Patrick Farrey.
Campine, in its announcement naming De Vos is its new CEO, said that De Vos brings "deep operating and leadership experience, financial management knowledge and a global business perspective."