TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS — Christiaan van Terheijden has been named chief executive officer of Lan Handling Technologies, effective March 1.

Van Terheijden comes from Minkels, a subsidiary of electrical and digital infrastructure company Legrand Group, where he served as chief executive officer for the last eight years. In his new role leading Lan Handling Technologies, van Terheijden will leverage his extensive technical industry experience to lead the equipment supplier toward its global ambitions, according to the company.

“Lan Handling Technologies is a highly innovative company, which distinguishes itself in the international market with its first-class integrated handling solutions,” van Terheijden said. “The team’s tremendous experience and dedication gives me lots of energy to grow the company even further and to realize our ambitious development plans.”

Lan Handling Technologies is a subsidiary of Hydratec Industries.

“I am confident about the future of Lan Handling Technologies under Christiaan's leadership,” said Bart Aangenendt, chief executive officer of Hydratec Industries. “Lan looks back at successful years, but there is undoubtedly still great potential to further strengthen and expand our position as a global supplier of integrated handling solutions.”

Van Terheijden holds a master’s degree in industrial management and marketing.

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