Hamburg, Germany, September 12, 2017 – On October 1, 2017, Eva van Pelt will assume Management Board responsibility for the area of Commercial Organization and thus worldwide responsibility for sales, marketing and service in the Eppendorf Group. This Management Board mandate was newly created at the end of 2016, and has been under the interim management of Thomas Bachmann, President & CEO, since that time. Van Pelt was appointed to the Management Board in June by the Supervisory Board.
“With Eva van Pelt, we were able to win a Board member with experience in international management. She has extensive expertise in sales, service, business development and product management,” says Philipp von Loeper, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eppendorf AG. “Currently we are repositioning the Eppendorf Group to make it fit for the future – sustainably, profitably and over the long term. With the addition of Eva van Pelt, the Management Board level of the company is now complete and ready to successfully implement the changes and developments we have already initiated,” added Bachmann.
Van Pelt noted: “The Eppendorf Group is a very healthy company and a well-known player in the life science industry. I am looking forward to supporting Eppendorf during such an exciting time, and tapping new potential together with the leadership team and Eppendorf’s employees.”
Before joining Eppendorf, van Pelt served as Managing Director for the EMEA region of Leica Microsystems at the Danaher Corporation. Prior to that, she headed Healthcare and Life Sciences for the EME region at Hitachi Data Systems. Her previous positions also include directing the Health Services and Global Solutions unit at Siemens Medical Solutions in Den Haag, Netherlands.