Heinz Nelissen was instrumental in the development and expansion of Foseco and Vesuvius, first as product manager for non-ferrous products, then for Foseco as sales manager of the foundry non-ferrous business unit. After two years of business development in Eastern Europe and the founding of Foseco Poland, he returned to Borken, where he took over the Ferrous Division as Business Unit Manager from 2002. In 2003 he was appointed Managing Director of Foseco GmbH. As Director Europe North for the Foundry Division, Heinz Nelissen was then mainly responsible for the management of the Foundry Division from 2005. He was instrumental in the successful development and production of the riser and filter range and was responsible for the integration of the coating business.
In agreement with the Vesuvius Group, Heinz Nelissen resigned from his position as Managing Director of Vesuvius GmbH at the beginning of this year, a position he held for 18 years. He continued to work for the company as Area Director Northern Europe until 30 June 2021, after which he was retiring.
Quote Heinz Nelissen: "In my 31 years in the foundry industry, I have met many great people, faced many challenges and implemented many ideas together with colleagues and customers. Important management tasks, such as the development of the European non-ferrous organisation and the high investments in the further automation of the Borken site, were successfully implemented. From a marketing perspective, it was a highlight for me to be appointed President of GIFA 2019. This was a recognition of the many years of efforts by Foseco and the Foseco employees to innovate, and at the same time an honour for me personally."
The whole Foseco team says
THANK YOU for his dedication and enthusiasm for more than 30 years. He has become a friend, a mentor and a leader to many people in the company.
Foundry-Planet is happy to join in the congratulations and thanks Heinz Nelissen for the good cooperation.
All the best dear Heinz - Take care and Glück Auf!