Marc joined IDEX in January 2012. After holding roles of increasing responsibility, he is currently president of an array of businesses that produce high-end sealing solutions, optical semi-finished products, pumps & valves and components for health & science equipment. The industries served cover a wide range of final markets, including Oil & Gas, Automotive, Semiconductor and Analytical Instruments for Medical and DNA sequencing applications. His group currently has more than 2,300 employees, operating at 20 sites in nine countries. Marc’s scope has grown significantly, including three recent acquisitions and a rapidly expanding greenfield U.S. site that produces seals for the semiconductor industry.
Marc and his senior team have recently focused on talent across the group, allowing more than 30 managers to take on new roles with more responsibility, both in their home countries and internationally. Over 80% of these role changes were internal promotions, offering company-wide career perspectives for high-performing individuals. A significant percentage of the hires have been diverse candidates.
Another focal point has been new product development, where Marc and his team have deployed several key initiatives that supported the group’s double-digit growth in profitability. A highlight is the X-Smart Dispenser, which specifically targets emerging markets and became the most successful product launch ever within IDEX.
He has worked in large multinational companies as well as family-owned businesses, operating in industries ranging from base chemicals to highly engineered products. His experience as an entrepreneur backed by strong operating processes is an ideal fit for IDEX’s decentralized structure.
Marc earned degrees in mechanical and chemical engineering from Twente University and has completed additional executive education at the London Business School. He has been active in various industry groups, including a chairmanship for an EU organization in Brussels. He lives with his wife Etta and their three children in the Netherlands.