Alfa Laval, a global provider of specialized products in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling, has appointed Jo Vanhoren president and CEO. In addition, he was named president of Alfa Laval’s North American cluster, which includes its sales and service organizations in the USA and Canada. Jo is based at the Alfa Laval facility in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Vanhoren joined Alfa Laval in 1991 as a heat exchanger sales engineer for Alfa Laval Benelux. From 1996 through 2006, he held several progressive positions within the Alfa Laval Benelux organization, ultimately becoming charged with sales and marketing of all Alfa Laval products and solutions to the local markets.
In 2007, he was named general manager for Alfa Laval’s Air Business Center and in 2012, Vanhoren was appointed managing director of Alfa Laval Iberica (Spain and Portugal) and president of the Southern Europe cluster in 2017 – which includes Iberica (Spain; Portugal), France and Northwest Africa, as well as Adriatic (Italy; Greece; Israel; Malta; Monaco).