Albert van Maren is the new President of FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V. as of December 1, succeeding Peter Struik, who held this position since 2007. In recent years Peter Struik has been executive director of FUJIFILM Europe, the European headquarters, in addition to his position as President of FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe. He continues his career within Fujifilm in Europe and as Executive Vice President will be responsible for the Business Advanced Materials and New Business Development in Fujifilm Europe.
After studying at TU Eindhoven, Van Maren joined Fujifilm in 1987. In the past 34 years, he has held various positions. Among other things, he was the production director responsible for the production of offset plates, photo paper and membranes. In recent years, he was vice president. During these years, Fujifilm in Tilburg has moved into new markets. For example, in a week's time, on 8 December, Fujifilm will open a new factory for the production of cell culture media. These are nutrients for cells that are used in the production of medicines and vaccines.
In addition to his position as Director of Fujifilm Europe, Struik will focus on further strengthening the Advanced Materials Business and working on New Business in Europe as Executive Vice President of Fujifilm in Europe. Peter Struik has held the position of President since 2007. At the time, he was the first non-Japanese President of the group. Struik was at the helm of the turnaround of the Tilburg company. After the closure of the film factory the company took a new direction and used its knowledge and experience in the development of new products.