Blue Springs, MO/Herentals, Belgium, Sept. 11, 2014 – Frank Oosterlinck has joined the Fike Corporation as the Managing Director of Fike Europe.
“Frank’s background and expertise will be a tremendous asset to Fike. He has held numerous leadership positions at globally recognized companies, overseeing commercial and business development activities,” said Scott Ruland, Fike’s Executive Vice President, Industrial Protection Group. “Frank has worked extensively throughout Europe and has experience managing inter-European operations in Benelux, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.” Ruland said.
Oosterlinck, who has a Commercial Engineering degree and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing, will oversee Fike’s European operations. This includes a production facility for explosion protection and pressure relief devices in Belgium and sales offices in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.
“I am very excited about joining Fike and leveraging my experience to profitably grow our business long term in Europe and to help drive global initiatives,” said Oosterlinck.
Fike Corporation, founded in 1945 and headquartered in Blue Springs, Missouri, USA, is a globally recognized supplier of precision-engineered products for Fortune 500 companies and businesses around the world.
Fike is the experienced, trusted expert in rupture disc technologies, explosion protection, pressure activation, fire alarm systems and fire suppression solutions. In addition to its manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, Wales, Canada and India, Fike has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Because so much is at stake™ our highly skilled workforce of more than 1,000 people worldwide combined with a personalized customer service experience provide clients peace of mind from experiencing consequences of serious financial loss or a devastating disaster.