The Neitherlands-based manufacturer of flexo, offset, and hybrid printing presses, MPS Systems appointed Atze Bosma as its new chief executive officer to achieve further global growth of the company. Bosma was introduced to MPS by their new shareholders, ABN AMRO Participaties, who became a shareholder in MPS together with management in May 2018. With the acquisition by ABN AMRO Parcitipaties (AAP), MPS entered a new growth phase to become a top-three player in the market.
Bosma succeeds Wim van den Bosch, who decided to continue his career outside of MPS. Friso Janmaat, managing director of AAP commented, “Wim van den Bosch did an excellent job at MPS ensuring the organization was well-positioned for further global growth. We are thankful for his efforts over the past five years, and we trust Atze Bosma to be the right person to lead MPS towards an even stronger position in the printing industry”.
Bosma brings 30 years of management experience in the packaging, logistics and food industries, having previously worked for various companies including Heineken, Florimex International and the Dutch Railways. Bosma has broad experience in leading transitioning companies, mostly in the role of CEO.
Bosma further added, “As I was looking for a new challenge in my career, when AAP approached me for this role at MPS, it was the right step for me to take. MPS is a company with a great deal of potential, and I look forward to further unleashing its true value.”
Bosma will lead MPS alongside Willem Huijink, chief financial officer, effective 1 December 2018.