Teleplan Appoints Francois Lacombe as New CEO

May 02, 2016, 04:00 ET from Teleplan International N.V.

SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Teleplan CEO Gotthard Haug to Step Down

Gotthard Haug, Teleplan's Chief Executive Officer will step down on 15 May 2016. Francois Lacombe will succeed him and take over the responsibilities as CEO of Teleplan from September 2016 onwards.

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Gotthard Haug has been the CEO of Teleplan since 2009 and prior to this he has worked as the Company's Chief Financial Officer since 2004. In 2004, he successfully managed Teleplan's restructuring and driven by a solid financial performance in the years 2008 to 2010 the capital market acknowledged these achievements and included the Teleplan share in the privileged SDAX segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In the following years Haug made important strategic contributions to the company in relation to supporting technologies, innovations and repositioning Teleplan from a pure repair company to an innovative after-market supply chain solutions company. "After 12 years being with the Company it is time for change. The Company is in good shape and a solid base has been laid for future growth. So from a CEO perspective a good moment to hand Teleplan over to a new CEO," commented Gotthard Haug his step down.

Francois Lacombe is an exceptional leader with deep roots in the after-market service industry. Prior to joining Teleplan he worked as Senior Vice President Logistics and Repair at Ingram Micro. Before that Francois was CEO of ANOVO. Previously he held various senior management positions with Accenture, General Electric or Kuehne + Nagel.  

"As a veteran in the reverse logistics and repair space, I have been watching from a distance the impressive development of Teleplan over the years. I feel honoured to have been chosen to lead such a respected team of professionals, and to serve Teleplan's prestigious list of customers. I am looking forward to writing a new chapter in the history of Teleplan and to continue to deliver supply chain and after-market service excellence to Telelan's customers", commented Francois Lacombe his new role.

"I have enjoyed working with Gotthard since our investment in 2011 and would like to thank him for his successful contribution in further developing Teleplan into a full service provider in the technology aftermarket supply-chain industry. Given the company's next phase of growth and international service capabilities we are pleased to have brought Francois Lacombe on board as the new CEO and to work with Teleplan's customers in the coming years", stated Nikolai Pronk, Partner at Gilde Buy Out Partners.

Teleplan International N.V. is an industry leader in lifecycle care for after-market service, operating in the areas of Computers, Communications and Consumer Electronics. Focussing on Customer Care, Managed Logistics, Parts Management, Screening & Testing, Repair/Refurbish and Resell/Recycle, Teleplan have over 30 years of proven performance providing value propositions throughout the supply chain from the point of purchase to the end of life. Teleplan innovate to consistently keep up with the advances in interactive connectivity and communication and our Telemade approach tailors to each individual customer's needs. Headquartered in Amsterdam/Schiphol, the Netherlands, Teleplan's service centres have a global reach of over 95 countries and employ over 5000 people.

For further information please visit: http://www.teleplan.com.

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