New Managing Director for Ridder systems

03-12-2020    16:45   |    Goedemorgen

Brigitte Nugteren is the new Managing Director of Drive Systems at Ridder. With the appointment of Brigitte, the next step of growth is being taken by the family business, which, in addition to drive systems, also develops and produces climate screens, climate computers, water treatment systems and labor tracking systems in the horticulture and intensive livestock farming markets.

Brigitte Nugteren has taken over the day-to-day management from Paul de Haan, who left the company on 1 December. Ridder is grateful to Paul de Haan for his efforts and dedication over the past 11 years; under his leadership, Ridder's business unit Drive Systems has experienced impressive growth and the organization has been further professionalized.

Unique complete product range
Jeroen Meier, COO Ridder: “I am delighted with Brigitte Nugteren as the new managing director of our business unit Drive Systems. Over the past decades, Ridder has grown into a world player in horticulture and intensive livestock farming. With our unique complete product range and the synergy of our entire group, we are looking forward to a bright future."

Third generation Nugteren
As a granddaughter of Ridder founder Frans Nugteren, Brigitte Nugteren is the third generation to take the helm of Ridder's Drive Systems business unit in Harderwijk. Brigitte has a financial background and has been active within Ridder for the past seven years. The last three years she worked at Ridder as financial director of Drive Systems.


Brigitte Nugteren: “I experience Ridder as an innovative company with customer focus and commitment as important core values. We want to make it as easy as possible for our customers and growers and to provide added value to the customer. I am proud of the results we achieve within Ridder and how committed our employees are. I am really looking forward to taking the next step within our family business and taking the next step of growth together with the entire organization.”

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About Ridder 

As an international family business, part of Ridder’s everyday work for the past 65 years has been developing solutions that can enable horticultural businesses and their suppliers make their companies and projects as successful as possible. Together with our global network of partners, we provide complete system solutions to create the ideal growing environment – from mechanical systems to digital services. In designing these products, we draw on all the knowledge and experience that we have acquired in the past. But above all else, we are a future-facing company, and we have a vision for the autonomous greenhouse of the future. That means moving towards a fully automated and intelligent growing environment. 

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