LPE Group North America
Press Release Dated September 24th 2018
LPE Group North America, a leading provider of equipment and systems to the stone industry announces that Mr. Gerry Van Der Bas has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of our US & Canadian operations effective November 1, 2018.
Mr. Van Der Bas has over 20 years of experience in Sales & Marketing roles specializing in CNC and other Heavy Manufacturing machinery, and has been active in the North American Stone Industry Since 2003, where he has acted in agency, direct, and leadership roles Concurrently Mr. Van Der Bas will act as President and CEO of the group’s Turrini USA Unit involved in the business of Dust Collection and Water treatment.
Prior to Joining LPE Group, Van Der Bas was National Sales Manager in the stone division of Breton USA, a company specializing in heavy machinery serving the compound stone, traditional stone, and fabrication shop market segments . Before switching focus to the stone industry Vanderbas had also been Sales Manager of the company’s Machine Tool Division focused on large format gantry cnc machines for heavy industry and Aerospace. Also Previously Van Der Bas had been Vice President of Sales at R&M Precision Products, a NJ firm involved in sales and distribution of CNC equipment serving Tool & Die, Job Shop and other manufacturing clientel.
Mr. Carl Sharkey, Chairman of the LPE group Comments on Gerry’s appointment….
“Gerry really needs no introduction from us, his track record in the Stone Industry speaks for itself. Gerry has spent the last 15 years building a reputation most of us could only hope to achieve and we feel very privileged to have him join us in heading up our U.S operations.”
Initially, Mr. Van Der Bas will be working from his office in Pennsylvania, where he resides with his Wife Rachel, and his 3 Children.
“I chose LPE group because it’s a company of people who respect the investments of their clients by working hard at their satisfaction and serving them with right sized solutions for their manufacturing challenges. I’ve always been impressed with their entire group and their CAN DO attitude and the supportive environment around them. They just have this “no choice but to succeed” attitude that carries from inside and out to their clients.
“There is no doubt, this company will become a factor in the business” Gerry Said. “I’m just honored that I’ll have the chance to take part in it.”
Several LPE Group Products will be at the Marmomacc exhibit in Verona Italy this week in Hall 4, Stand G5 and we will be happy to make your acguaintance, if you should be interested in Dust Collection, Water treatment, tool measurement, and other manufacturing equipment, we look forward to see you!
please call us at (Gerry’s number 708 315 4875).