Ambrell Corporation, a leading source of innovative induction heating solutions worldwide, today announced the appointment of Mr. Henk Kleef as the new Managing Director for its European operations. Mr. Kleef will manage all aspects of Ambrell’s business in Europe including the United Kingdom, the European Union and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Kleef brings with him more than 25 years of business experience in the industrial, energy and aerospace markets. His background includes general management, sales, business development, engineering, manufacturing and operations. His most recent role was Managing Director of Weasler Engineering in Europe, owned by Actuant Holdings. Weasler is a manufacturer of mechanical power transmission products. Mr. Kleef also has prior experience with other Actuant businesses including positions as Global Business Development Director and Global Sales Director. In addition, Mr. Kleef has held management positions with IHC Merwede (shipbuilding), ENECO (energy market) and FOKKER (aircraft services).
Mr. Kleef will have offices in Cheltenham, England and in Hengelo, the Netherlands. He will report directly to Ambrell’s President and CEO, Mr. Tony Mazzullo, who is located in the United States. Mr. Kleef will be a member of the Global Executive Team and will be a representative at the company’s Board of Directors quarterly meetings. In commenting on the new appointment, Mr. Mazzullo stated, “We are honored and excited to have Henk Kleef join our team. The breadth and depth of Henk’s business experience and leadership qualities will be of tremendous value to our customers.” Mr. Mazzullo added, “He will be actively involved with key end-user clients as well as distributor and OEM partnerships to help fuel Ambrell’s growth trajectory. Mr. Kleef will also oversee Ambrell’s focus and commitment throughout Europe to deliver a superior customer experience.”
For additional information about Ambrell Corporation, call +1 585 889 9000 or visit the Ambrell website at www.ambrell.com.