Teijin Aramid appoints new president and CEO

Peter ter Horst has been the company’s chief financial officer since 2011, and will take over his new role April 1, 2020.


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Peter ter Horst, CEO of Teijin Aramid

Peter ter Horst, CEO of Teijin Aramid


Global aramid fiber producer Teijin Aramid (Arnhem, Netherlands) announced on Feb. 6 that it has appointed Chief Financial Officer Peter ter Horst as the company’s new president and CEO, effective April 1, 2020. Ter Horst succeeds Gert Frederiks, who will continue in an advisory role for a year before retiring.

Peter ter Horst joined Teijin Aramid in 2006, has held the position of chief financial officer since 2011, and held strategy and controller positions previously.

Gert Frederiks and Peter ter Horst have worked closely together since the early 2010s, and since then Ter Horst has led continuous improvements within the company focusing on cost leadership and investments in new technologies, products and capacity. Teijin says this laid the foundation for the company’s current solid business performance and opportunities for further growth, including recently announced production capacity increase in two Netherlands facilities which will contribue to 25% targeted capacity increase between 2017-2022.

“I am honored to follow the footsteps of Gert, and thank him for his leadership the past decade,” Ter Horst says. “I have been privileged to work together with him in building the business to where we are today. We continue to reinforce our customers’ businesses and create high-performance products that are stronger, lighter and more durable. I am excited to work together with all our customers worldwide. I also look forward to working with all the talents within the Teijin Group and Teijin Aramid, our partners and suppliers to reach our ambitions for stable growth and our never ceasing contribution to a sustainable world.”

Gert Frederiks has been leading Teijin Aramid since 2010. “Peter has demonstrated great leadership within the company and his appointment is a testimony to Teijin’s sustainable growth ambitions. I wish Peter every success as President & CEO, strengthening our competitive position and further growth of Teijin Aramid,” Frederiks says.

Teijin Aramid is part of the Teijin Group (Tokyo, Japan), and is a major business driver as part of Teijin’s Materials business.

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