The Dutch waste management company Van Gansewinkel has announced that Marc Zwaaneveld will take on the role of Chief Operational Officer for its waste collection activities, effective 26 May. Mr Zwaaneveld, who was vice-chairman and CFO at Sita Benelux and Germany from 2005 until 2011, will also join the company's board of directors. The board’s other members are CFO Joost Sliepenbeek and Cees van Gent, who in addition to his role as CEO was the acting head of waste collection division.
In its announcement, Van Gansewinkel said the appointment of a new COO for waste collection was a step towards its strategic aim of strengthening its position as the market leader in the Benelux countries. The role has been occupied by the CEO since former collection and services COO Diederik Gijsbers resigned in April 2012.