Important step in Vlisco Group’s growth strategy

Helmond (9 September 2015), Dutch fashion and design company Vlisco Group has the intention to appoint David Suddens, chairman of the Advisory Board of Vlisco Group, as CEO, pending consultation with the Workers Council.

David Suddens brings 30 years of experience of Europe’s textile and clothing industry where he held numerous CEO positions. The Board is delighted to have the benefit of David Suddens’ experience and management skills which are ideally suited to Vlisco Group at this stage of the Group’s growth. Most recently he was CEO of the Dr Martens footwear brand, leading the successful turnaround of that business.

The shareholders of the Vlisco Group and the former CEO of Vlisco Group, Hans Ouwendijk, have mutually agreed that Hans Ouwendijk will step down from his role. The Board would like to sincerely thank Mr. Ouwendijk for his contribution to the development of the Company and wish him every success with his future endeavors and challenges.