Koen Christiaans appointed as Contronics’ next CEO

September 6, 2023 – Contronics is pleased to announce the appointment of Koen Christiaans as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Koen will take up the position on 1 October 2023, succeeding current CEO, Frank Bakker, who will transition to an International Business Development position within Contronics. In this position Frank will continue to focus on Contronics’ mission to save food waste by 50% throughout the fresh food chain.

Koen is currently General Manager at Freshpet Europe. He brings a strong customer-driven focus to his new role, as well as a deep understanding of commercial activities, and industry knowledge.

Reflecting on his time at Contronics, Frank Bakker says: ‘’It has been a pleasure to have been the CEO of Contronics for 27 years. I have enjoyed the pioneering and growth phase and the personal development of my employees. I will hand over my CEO responsibilities to Koen, with confidence in a new generation, that he will bring great determination and energy to the role, with a focus on customer and people.’’

“I am honored to have been appointed as Franks’s successor, with the opportunity to further strengthen the future based on the legacy build by Frank and his team. Contronics is a beautiful company who can create a better future for the planet and their people due to the superb innovative dry misting equipment which provenly results in longer shelf life and therefore immense reduction of product wastage’’ says Koen Christiaans.