Polyconcept Corporate Office Relocates to U.S., Housed Within Leed's Offices
Polyconcept, the Netherlands-based global promotional industry leader and parent company to Polyconcept North America, announced changes to its corporate office, including the appointment of new chief financial officer. Polyconcept's corporate office will move to Pittsburgh, Pa., from its current Paris, France location to better align the corporate functions with the core management team moving forward. As part of this transition, Yann Leca, Polyconcept's chief financial officer since 1996, will be replaced by Richard Heyse effective July 25, 2012.
"I'm in full support of the decision to move the corporate office as the center of gravity for the business is more and more in North America," said Leca, who has been a key member of the Polyconcept senior management team for many years. "For personal reasons, I decided not to move to Pittsburgh and will work closely with Richard Heyse and Polyconcept's new corporate office in the coming months to make the transition as smooth as possible." He will remain in an advisory role until year-end.
Heyse, formerly the CFO for Wesco International Inc., brings a long history of both public and private financial leadership to Polyconcept. "I'm thrilled to be part of such a strong team and am excited to help drive Polyconcept's growth in the years ahead," Heyse said. "This opportunity allows me to apply my many years of both financial and operational experience to help take the company to the next level."
Michael Bernstein, the recently appointed chairman and chief executive officer for Polyconcept, indicates that these moves complete the transition to a new leadership approach. "This latest change completes the process started a few months back when I took over as CEO of the company," he said. "Having our team all located together in Pittsburgh will allow us to work more closely on implementing the strategy that will continue to drive growth in the years ahead."
"I want to personally thank Yann for the support and service he has provided. I've enjoyed working with him these past seven years and wish him the best of luck moving forward," Bernstein added.
Polyconcept's corporate office will now be housed within Leed's offices outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. The rest of the senior management team remains in place and is looking forward to setting up its new office and moving forward.
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