STOW, Ohio (July 22, 2009)—Arie Kroeze was appointed president and CEO of VMI Americas Inc., the U.S. arm of rubber machinery manufacturer VMI Group, effective July 1.
Kroeze has filled many positions within VMI Group, both in the Netherlands, where it is based, and the U.S., for the past 20 years. His background is in mechanical engineering, and he has worked with the VMI Group in scheduling, as a project manager and as a project director.
Most recently, he was VMI Americas vice president, sales and projects. He has been with the U.S. unit, based in Stow, since 1999.
Kroeze replaced Auke Dalstra as president of VMI Americas. Dalstra returned to the Netherlands and continues to work for VMI as head of its information technology group.