Ton Koenders has been named M. Holland Co's first sales director for Europe in the distribution firm's 72-year history.
In a news release, officials with M. Holland in Northbrook, Ill., said that Koenders will work closely with global OEMs and clients in the European market, with a concentration on automotive, wire and cable, and healthcare.
"Ton brings over 30 years of experience in plastics, an extensive business network and an in-depth understanding of the market to this newly created role," said Jen Riley-Brady, vice president, international.
Koenders is based in the Netherlands and will work with M. Holland's international customers by serving as the local point of contact. Officials said he'll drive the firm's growth strategy throughout Europe and advise customers on improving the recyclability of applications and using more sustainable materials.
"My career has focused on managing growth and maturing businesses within the plastics industry," Koenders said in the release. "I look forward to leveraging my extensive engineering, thermoplastics and polyolefins experience across various technical, business and sales departments, as well as my understanding of global customers and cultural differences, to boost M. Holland's growth and momentum in Europe."
Koenders joins M. Holland after 34 years at Sabic, where he most recently led the company's American polymers sales organization. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technical College Heerlen and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Maastricht.
M. Holland is one of North America's largest resin distributors, selling more than $1 billion in materials to more than 4,000 customers annually.