Arie Kroeze, a 21-year veteran of Dutch rubber machinery manufacturer VMI Group, became president and CEO of U.S. arm VMI Americas Inc. July 1. While attending the ACS Rubber Division's Rubber Expo '09 in Pittsburgh, Kroeze spoke with Brad Dawson, senior reporter with Rubber & Plastics News, about his job, the state of the rubber industry and VMI's goals for 2009 and beyond. This is an edited version of that interview.
Kroeze learns different ropes as VMI Americas president, CEO
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