Ate Lindeboom is standing down as Executive Director Operations & Development at CRV Holding B.V. with effect from 1 January 2015 to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. He will be succeeded by Alfred de Vries, CRV’s current manager of Genetic Products.
After a successful 41-year career at CRV and its predecessors, Executive Director Operations & Development Ate Lindeboom has decided to retire on 1 January 2015. He joined the board in 2001, where he played a major role in CRV’s evolution from a regional player to a leading world player in herd improvement.
As Executive Director, Ate Lindeboom was involved in several important acquisitions and was a driving force behind the innovation that has taken place at CRV. For example, he was instrumental in applying and developing genomics in breeding and expanding CRV’s portfolio of management products and services. Ate Lindeboom will continue to be at CRV’s disposal for projects after he retires.
Those in the know are familiar with Ate Lindeboom’s enormous expertise and experience in breeding. During the 1970s for example, he was one of the initiators behind the introduction of the Holstein breed in the Netherlands. Later he went on to establish CRV’s internationally renowned Delta Nucleus breeding programme.
Ate Lindeboom is to be succeeded by Alfred de Vries, who has been the Manager Genetic Products at CRV since 2007. In this position he also managed the breeding, R&D and production departments.
In Alfred de Vries, CRV will be getting an executive director with wide-ranging management experience in both cooperative and non-cooperative breeding organisations. He has an in-depth knowledge of genetics and data management and has headed up several major international breeding programmes.
As the incoming Executive Director Operations & Development, Alfred de Vries will be taking over Ate Lindeboom’s responsibilities with a significant focus on the development of breeding and information products that support herd management.
Ate Lindeboom will remain a member of the executive board of CRV Holding B.V. until 1 January 2015. Alfred de Vries will take over his duties thereafter as new member of the executive board.