Roles and responsibilities
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Luc Tack, Chief Executive Officer
On 18 December 2013, Luc Tack was appointed CEO of Tessenderlo Group, a role he shares with Mel de Vogue.
Luc Tack is Managing Director of the Picanol Group (Picanol NV). The Picanol Group is an international group specialized in the development, production and sale of weaving machines and other high-technology products, systems and services. Since November 2013, the Picanol Group, through one of its daughter companies, became the main shareholder of Tessenderlo Chemie NV.
Luc Tack is a genuine entrepreneur who owns and runs an extended global network of businesses in various industries such as cleaning and water treatment and the production and trading of home textiles.
Jordan K. Burns, Executive Vice President Tessenderlo Kerley
Jordan K. Burns was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the American Tessenderlo Kerley in 1999, following three years as US Chief Operating Officer. Formerly Vice President and General Manager of Jupiter Holdings, a joint venture between Tessenderlo Kerley and Conoco Phillips, he served with Conoco Inc. in various managerial positions for 15 years. Jordan Burns holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Brigham Young University (US) and an MBA from the University of Utah (US). He is also a board member of The Sulfur Institute.
Mel de Vogue, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
On 18 December 2013, Mel de Vogue was appointed CEO of Tessenderlo Group, a role he shares with Luc Tack.
Of Brazilian and French descent, Mel de Vogue received his Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Paris, a diploma from the HEC Business School in France and graduated from the French Society of Financial Analysts. Originally a financial analyst for five years, he then held various roles over the course of 12 years at Groupe Suez, including Financial Controller at headquarters. This was followed by a role of CFO and member of the management board of Arjowiggins in Paris for five years. He joined Tessenderlo Group as Chief Financial Officer mid 2009.
Pol Deturck, Executive Vice President Chemicals & Organic Specialties
Holder of a PhD in Agriculture and Applied Biological Sciences from the University of Leuven (Belgium), Pol Deturck began his career at Leuven University working on agricultural development projects in Southeast Asia.
Previously Operations Director at Vandemoortele Margarine and Fats for seven years, he joined Tessenderlo Group as Operations Director Chemicals in 2007. He was nominated Director Business Group, Chemicals in 2009.
As of April 1st, 2012, Pol Deturck is heading the business units Akiolis, Gelatins, Water Treatment and Inorganics.
Jan Vandendriessche, Chief Growth Officer
Jan Vandendriessche's interest in chemicals began early in his career, first achieving a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Leuven (Belgium), before following it up with an MBA from IPO (Antwerp, Belgium). Formerly Vice President and R&D Director of both UCB and later Cytec, he joined Tessenderlo Group as Director of Business Unit Fine Chemicals in 2006. A member of the Management Committee since 2007, he held the position of Director Business Group Organic Specialities since 2009.
As from April 1st, 2012, Jan Vandendriessche takes up the reposibility of Chief Growth Officer for the group.
On Tuesday, 14 January 2014, the Board of Directors appointed Stefaan Haspeslagh Executive Director.
Stefaan Haspeslagh graduated as a Master in Applied Economics and further specialized in Tax Management & Insurance. He started his career in audit, tax and consulting services at PwC Belgium and gained a wealth of experience and expertise in finance and financial management.
Currently he is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer at the Picanol Group (Picanol NV). The Picanol Group is an international group specialized in the development, production and sale of weaving machines and other high-technology products, systems and services. Since November 2013, the Picanol Group, through one of its daughter companies, became the main shareholder of Tessenderlo Chemie NV. Stefaan Haspeslagh is also Director at Cellpack NV and Findar BVBA and a Member of various management committees.