Empowering Tomorrow: Introducing Tembo's New CEO

November 20, 2023
Empowering Tomorrow: Introducing Tembo's New CEO

Kampen, September 11 — Tembo, a leading global technology group with Dutch roots, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Slomp as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective from October 16, 2023.

Guus Overdijkink, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Tembo, expressed his excitement about the appointment, stating, "We have gone through a thorough process to identify the best person for the CEO role to lead Tembo in its next phase. We were enthused by the quality of candidates we met. Tim Slomp came out as our candidate of choice, and we are happy that Tim joins Tembo as our new CEO."

Tim Slomp brings with him a wealth of experience, with over 25 years in globally active engineering and machine-building companies across various industries, including food, medical, and pharmaceuticals. He has held positions as Managing Director and CEO, demonstrating his expertise in innovation, technology, and operations.

Commenting on his new role, Tim Slomp stated, "It is with great appreciation and enthusiasm that I accept the opportunity to fulfil the role of CEO of Tembo. The trust placed in me by the Supervisory Board and the Van der Sluis family is an honour I greatly appreciate. Together with our team, I look forward to shaping the exciting future of this technology group. My years of experience abroad can now be put at the service of this global company with Dutch roots. That is a challenge I enthusiastically look forward to."

As part of the leadership transition, three family members currently serving on the Board of Directors, Arend, Michiel, and Hester Van der Sluis, will step down from their executive roles on January 1, 2024, and transition into advisory roles.

Arend van der Sluis, Tembo's current CEO, expressed his delight in welcoming Tim as the new CEO, saying, "Tim’s leadership skills, strategic insights, and deep industry knowledge make him the ideal choice to lead Tembo. After more than one hundred years of family leadership, it feels like the right time to shift leadership. With Tim on board, we feel confident that we have found the right person to lead our family company and to build a bright future for generations to come. We look forward to staying connected to our company in our new roles."

Tembo looks forward to a seamless transition under Tim Slomp's leadership and is excited about the future of the company.

About Tembo:

Tembo is a global technology group with a rich history and Dutch roots, specializing in engineering and machine-building solutions across a wide range of industries, including detergents, tobacco and Paper Straws. With a commitment to innovation and operational excellence, Tembo is poised for continued growth and success in the ever-evolving global marketplace. For more information, please visit www.tembo.eu  

For media inquiries, please contact: Arend van der Sluis, tel: +31 38 3766244