Deceuninck North America has appointed Filip Geeraert to serve as the company’s chief executive effective April 30. Geeraert, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, will succeed Mark Parrish, current CEO, who has resigned to take a position with New York City based Stuart Dean. Parrish will remain in his current role with Deceuninck until the end of April to facilitate the transition.

In his previous role with Deceuninck North America, Geeraert developed and executed all financial management functions for the company, including accounting, business analysis and cash flow management. He also has played a key role in the acquisitions of Vinyl Building Products Inc. and Dayton Technologies LLC, according to a statement from Deceuninck.

“It is an honor and a privilege to assume the role of CEO at Deceuninck North America,” says Geeraert. “We have successfully weathered both the economic downturn and the related challenges in the building and construction sector, enabling us to transform 2010 into a year of stability and profitability. Deceuninck’s ongoing commitment to design, innovation and sustainability place it in an enviable position to achieve new heights in the months and years to come, and I am delighted to be leading the charge.”

Parrish, who has been CEO since 2005, is departing to assume the role of CEO at Stuart Dean, an international provider of fine architectural restoration and surface preservation. DWM magazine interviewed Parrish earlier this year at the International Builders’ Show, where he talked about the future growth of the company.

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