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Pon Appoints Board Member for Bike Division


ALMERE, the Netherlands – Pon Holdings has appointed a new Member of its Board which will focus in particular on its new bike division: Pon Bicycles Business Group. Rob Oudshoorn will join the Pon Board from January 1, 2013.

Pon Appoints Board Member for Bike Division
Rob Oudshoorn will join the Pon Board.

Oudshoorn is to spur futher growth of the Pon Bicycles Business Group as well as of the tire division of Pon Holdings. Pon is an important distributor for (among others)  Continental.

CEO of Apollo Vredestein
Rob Oudshoorn is since 1994 CEO of Apollo Vredestein BV in Enschede, the Netherlands producer of Vredestein tires. He previously held various senior positions at Michelin. Under his leadership, Apollo Vredestein BV grew into one of the major players in the top segment of the European car tire market.

Janus Smalbraak, Chairman of the Board of Pon Holdings, said: “We are delighted with the recruitment of Rob Oudshoorn. His arrival is part of our growth strategy as an international mobility provider. “

About Pon Holdings BV

Pon is one of the biggest Dutch family owned companies. It is an international trading and service company with a wide variety of activities. Pon employs almost 13,000 people in 250 offices in 21 countries.

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