Top 40 supplier Polyconcept North America has announced the addition of two senior management members to its executive team. Willem van Walt Meijer assumes the role of managing director, Polyconcept International Markets and Marc L. Brown has been named the company's interim global chief information officer.
Before joining Polyconcept, van Walt Meijer served as CEO of industry firm Mid Ocean Brands and earlier in his career was responsible for opening and building new businesses for Unilever. van Walt Meijer will be operating from the Polyconcept office in Hong Kong.
"I'm honored to have Willem join the company as he is a real professional and fits well with our team and culture," said Michael Bernstein, chairman and CEO of Polyconcept. "At the same time I want to recognize Richard Lariby, who will take on the senior sales responsibility for the new division, as he's successfully pioneered this opportunity for the group."
Brown, who will be based out of the New Kensington, PA, headquarters of Polyconcept, is joining the supplier following a career as CIO for both Heinz North America and Del Monte Foods. He will be responsible for ensuring that Polyconcept's global IT platform supports the long-term strategic initiatives of the firm.
"We're very lucky to have someone of Marc's caliber join our team," said Bernstein. "Marc is unique in that he brings a perfect combination of business understanding along with global IT solution experience that will be critical to our longer term success."