BluePrint Automation, an important player in the secondary packaging automation industry, recently announced Gijsbert Dezaire as its new CEO. After more than three decades of unwavering dedication to the company, including 23 years as CEO and 8 years as President of the US division, Martin Prakken is passing the torch to Dezaire who officially assumed the role of CEO of BluePrint Automation Group worldwide on October 2nd.
In their continued role as majority shareholders, Martin Prakken and his wife Juliette will maintain a close and active involvement in the company. According to a company statement, their commitment to keeping this a family-owned business and upholding the values that have guided BPA’s success will remain steadfast. Prakken will assume the position of chairman of the board and continue to work together with the team on technology & innovation.
Dezaire brings more than 20 years of MD/CEO experience to the company. Having served the last two years on the supervisory board, he is already very familiar with BPA. More importantly, Prakken and Dezaire have known each other for many years and share the same philosophy when it comes to serving customers and the company culture.