Boxtel, 13 September 2022 – Vion has appointed Leon Cuypers (43) as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Business Unit Pork with effect from 1 September 2022. Leon Cuypers’ former position was Director Business Development at Vion.
Leon Cuypers grew within the ranks of Vion since 2015, with high-impact prior positions preparing him for the job of COO. His career path shows extensive knowledge of the Pork industry, agility and a continuous drive to move forward, with previous positions as Director Business Development, Director of Vion’s northern Pork companies and Director Supply Chain. Leon Cuypers has a degree in chemical engineering and a proven record in general management, production, supply chain and process optimisation at companies such as AkzoNobel, Bolletje, DFE Pharma and VolkerWessels. He is an entrepreneurial leader who builds a strong network and inspires with vision and commitment.
Ronald Lotgerink, CEO Vion: “Leon has gained extensive experience in various positions within Vion. His former role as Director Business Development for our Business Unit Pork makes him an excellent successor who knows the business and processes well. I am pleased to welcome him as a member of our Executive Committee.”
Leon Cuypers: “I feel proud and challenged in this new position. The Pork Business Unit rests on a solid foundation; a strong team, modern production facilities and a clear course. I am well aware of the challenges we face as an industry. Foremost I firmly believe we will create a sustainable future together.”