Summa NV announces appointment of Geert Pierloot to Managing Director

Erwin Vandousselaere, current CEO, is appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board since Ergon Capital and the Management acquired the company from Gimv. Erwin will further focus on strategic projects within the Summa Group, while continuing to play an active role in the development of Summa.

Geert Pierloot started his career at Summa in 1994 as Product Engineer and has since managed different departments (Product Management, Sales, Marketing and R&D). Geert also runs Summa’s Laser Division in Nottingham UK as General Manager, since its acquisition in 2018.

With his background and experience, Geert is ready to take up the next challenge in his career. ‘I want to thank Erwin and the Board of Directors for giving me this great opportunity. I am looking forward to take on this position and lead our driven team, as we continue to grow the company,’ says Geert Pierloot.

Erwin Vandousselaere adds: ‘With the appointment of Geert to Managing Director, we are confident this is the right decision going forward. Geert carries a Summa-DNA with him and has provided crucial added value to the company for many years. He is, therefore, the right person to lead the day-to-day operational business and management of the group together with a strengthened management team.’

In recent years, Summa has developed strongly in the field of flatbed and laser cutting technology. With the appointment of the new Managing Director, Summa further builds on positioning its established roll cutter and flatbed cutter series, while increasing brand awareness of the company in laser cutting solutions in the sign & display, textile and garment markets.