Latexco U.S. Holdings LLC has added Olivier Deleu as chief financial officer, a new post for the Lavonia, Georgia-based company.
According to a news release, Deleu has temporarily relocated from Belgium to Georgia to serve as liaison between the company and its Belgian parent Latexco Group, in Tielt. He reports to Latexco U.S. chief executive officer, Ben Ducatteeuw, and oversees the expansion of the Georgia and Phoenix plants. He also is assisting with U.S. business development.
Deleu’s background includes top financial management posts at several Belgian companies, including Haco NV, Haelvoet NV and IPSO LSG. Most recently, he was financial manager with Belgian food wholesaler Barts Potato Co. He also has experience as an entrepreneur having founded Casa-Chalet, a building material supplier.
“The addition of Olivier to our U.S. team is tremendous because of his knowledge of Latexco’s financial growth and needs in both the U.S. and Belgian markets,” Ducatteeuw said. “Our recent expansions in Lavonia and Phoenix have drastically increased the need for a CFO to track and analyze our now tripled production capacity for both polyurethane foam and latex.”