Latexco Group CEO Brings U.S. Division Under Group Leadership

The world leader in latex foam production aligns U.S. operations within the global organization

LAVONIA, Ga. (Sept. 22, 2020) – Leading latex and polyurethane foam producer Latexco US announced its operations have moved under the Latexco Group global leadership.

Ben Ducatteeuw, who had been U.S. division CEO since 2016, has left the company to pursue other opportunities. The Latexco Group Board of Directors thanked Ducatteeuw for his dedication in establishing the Latexco US business and leading expansions at both the Georgia and Arizona facilities.

To ensure continued excellence in production, Latexco US appointed Michiel Jansen as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he was Senior Project Manager of Operations. Jansen has an extensive background in operations, lean manufacturing, supply chain and project management. He will lead the production supervisors and functional managers to implement initiatives for continuous improvements and establishing Latexco US as an agile and reliable supplier to the bedding industry.

“The Latexco Group is fully committed to the U.S. market. We will maintain our laser focus on exceeding the needs of our customers, organizational growth and sustainability. I’m excited about our future at Latexco US as the only producer of both latex and polyurethane foam under one roof,” said Vandendriessche.

Vandendriessche joined Latexco Group as CEO in 2019. Prior to that he served as Division Managing Director for Balta Group and General Manager Europe at BekaertDeslee. His career spans more than 25 years in management roles for industrial companies.

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