Vermeer Corporation has announced the family succession plan for their executives.
Jason Andringa will serve as the company’s next President and CEO effective November 1st, 2015. As a part of the move, starting this November, Andringa will assume the role of President and COO for one year. Mary Andringa will shift to CEO and Chair of the Board this year and transition exclusively to Chair of the Board on November 1, 2015. The current Chairman of the Board Bob Vermeer is moving to the honorary role of Chair Emeritus. Jason Andringa currently serves as President of Forage and Environmental Solutions.
“Gary Vermeer, my grandfather and Vermeer founder, was very influential for me personally and professionally,” said Jason Andringa. “Since a young age, I had a passion to follow in his footsteps. In the mid-90s, I traveled on a business trip overseas with my mother, Mary, and saw first-hand the global demand for Vermeer equipment and the impact it was making on local communities across the world. That trip solidified my path to Vermeer. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Vermeer as a family-owned and operated, global company into a prosperous future.”
“I look forward to working closely with Jason this coming year to prepare him for the transition to CEO in Nov. 2015,” said second-generation family member Mary Andringa. “As an entire family, we are proud to announce the third-generation leadership who we know with confidence can propel us to new heights.”