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In respectful remembrance Ton Kraak
Sliedrecht, February 20st, 2019 – It is with great sadness that we regret to have to inform you of the sudden death of:
Chairman of the Advisory Board, Founder, shareholder and, until very recently, CEO of Dieseko Group
1962 - 2019
Ton (57) passed away during a holiday with his family in Marrakech.
He was a passionate entrepreneur; he was energetic and always able to get others to enthuse about his ideas. At all times, Ton was completely on the ball. Together with his staff, he secured the company’s international breakthrough. Ever considerate of everyone’s needs, his door was always open to others. In Ton we lose a very committed leader, colleague and friend.
Ton is survived by his loving wife Karen, his daughter Annemijn and his son Floris. We wish them all much strength in this difficult time.
Words cannot express the void that was left with us. He will be greatly missed.
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Dirk Smulders succeeds Ton Kraak as CEO of Dieseko Group BV
Sliedrecht, 20 December 2018 – As of 1 January 2019 Mr Dirk Smulders will succeed Mr Ton Kraak as Chairman of the Board/CEO. Dirk Smulders has been a member of the Dieseko Group Board as Chief Operations Officer (COO) since September 2017. Ton Kraak, who has led the Dieseko Group since 2008, will continue his involvement in the group as a shareholder and in an advisory capacity.
|Dirk Smulders (left) will be the new Chairman of the Board/CEO of Dieseko Group as of 1 January 2019. He succeeds Ton Kraak (right), who will continue his involvement with the company as shareholder and in an advisory capacity.
In his new role as Chairman of the Board/CEO, Dirk Smulders will be responsible for the implementation and, where necessary, further sharpening of the present strategy. The objective is and remains to promote the current growth and to further strengthen Dieseko’s position as a leading global player in the area of high-end, innovative foundation solutions.
Dirk Smulders: “I consider it a great honour and challenge to lead Dieseko Group BV. I am really looking forward to working with my fellow board members, management and our employees to even better serve our customers all over the world with innovative products. I am grateful to my predecessor Ton Kraak for the thorough and very pleasant induction period, and I thank the Works Council, the Supervisory Board and our shareholder NPM Capital for the trust they place in me.”
Dirk Smulders studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Delft and previously held positions with final responsibility at Stork and Doedijns. He is married and has three children.
NEW: PVE Side Grip vibratory hammer
Due to the increasing demand for an excavator mounted vibratory hammer for working in limited heights, the engineers of Dieseko Group have developed a 'Side Grip
' vibratory hammer. This clamps the profiles or tubes from the side. In addition to working in a limited height, the greatest advantage is that tubes, profiles and sheet piles can be vibrated with a length that is (much) larger than the reach height of the boom. With a traditional clamp at the bottom, a profile can be set to the final depth or the first meters can be pulled. A Side Grip can also pick up sheet piling or profiles lying on the ground without assistance.