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vrijdag 4 augustus 2017
Jack Thibaudier the new owner-director of Homburg Holland
As of 1 September 2017, Jack Thibaudier will become the successor to Johannes de Boer as owner-director of Homburg Holland. This brings to a close a thirty-year period in which De Boer reigned supreme at Homburg. Thibaudier will be continuing with the approach adopted by De Boer, i.e. that returns for the customer are vested in expertise.
It was in 1987 that Johannes de Boer came aboard at Homburg Holland as the successor to Mr Frits Homburg. Over the intervening decades, De Boer initiated the development of from two to four types of drain cleaner. Under his leadership, exports have expanded significantly and account for 35% of turnover.
As well as HARDI field sprayers, the importers of Väderstad tillage machinery and seed drills and Ag Leader precision technology were also added. Now that De Boer has found in Jack Thibaudier the right takeover candidate, it is time for a well-earned retirement.
Jack Thibaudier (49) studied mechanical engineering and international business. Moreover, he is an experienced manager/director and eager entrepreneur whose focus is on technology, business and organisation. Jack was born and raised in rural Friesland. Thibaudier: ‘I’m a committed and idiosyncratic entrepreneur who takes on responsibility. My goal is always to see people grow, and this will now also include the Homburg organisation and its customers. Homburg’s ambitions dovetail seamlessly with my own. Homburg is a terrific company with a great image that’s notable for the enthusiasm and expertise of its staff. The key to success is the transfer of knowledge.’
‘Homburg Holland is among the leading players in sustainable agriculture. We’re a byword for precision agriculture: doing exactly what’s needed on the back of our expertise. Furthermore, we want to retain Homburg Holland’s global reputation as a leading and innovative player in the field of drain cleaners.’
Following months of familiarisation and productive consultation, the takeover date has been set for 1 September this year. For the sake of a smooth transition, De Boer will remain in attendance during the first few weeks, after which the future of Homburg Holland in Stiens will be for Thibaudier to take forward.
Over the next few months you are certain to meet Jack at trade fairs, demonstrations and other events, where you can get to know one another better. We’re looking forward to it!