Posts Tagged ‘ Filip Geeraert ’

COVID-19 Makes Retiring Bitter-Sweet for Geeraert

Jul 9th, 2020

As the effects of COVID-19 upend business plans, the pandemic didn’t change the mind of Filip Geeraert for entering retirement. But hailing from an industry that leans heavily on personal relationships, the moment did arrive bitter-sweet, he admits, after postponing plans for face-to-face farewells. Ahead of announcing his plans, Geeraert says he aimed to make […]

Deceuninck CEO Retires; Moves to Chairman of the Board

Jun 1st, 2020

Filip Geeraert, CEO and president of Deceuninck North America, will retire on July 1, 2020, after 20 years with the company. While he looks forward to enjoying retirement in Colorado with his wife, and spending time with his father, siblings, and other family members in Belgium, Geeraert won’t disappear completely, as he has been appointed as Chairman of the Board […]

Covid-19 Requires Layoffs, Reorganization for Deceuninck North America

Apr 15th, 2020

Deceuninck North America today announced that, due to the market conditions, the economic uncertainty, and its responsibility to protect its employees and customers in the face of challenges brought on by COVID-19, it is laying off 30% of the employees at its Monroe, Ohio, operations effective immediately. The facility in Fernley, Nev., will not be […]

Fifth-Annual Deceuninck Event Deemed a Success

Feb 14th, 2020

Deceuninck North America welcomed guests to its Monroe, Ohio, headquarters for the fifth-annual Future Fabricators event last week. During the two-day workshop, attendees learned about the company’s operations, the state of the fenestration industry, product innovations, and advanced material science solutions for next-gen applications, officials said. “These leaders are the bedrock of the fenestration industry,” […]

Echoes of Tariffs and Slowdowns Fade at GlassBuild 2019

Sep 19th, 2019

As financial news centers on the possibility of a slowdown, on the show floor at GlassBuild, some attendees might experience déjà vu from 2018. Tariffs and labor shortages also linger over this year’s show, but exhibitors tell [DWM] they aren’t as concerned this time around. Since the start of September, Filip Geeraert, president and CEO […]

Deceuninck Sponsored Cycling Team Competes in Tour of California

May 24th, 2019

While door and window system manufacturing and cycling may seemingly have nothing in common, Deceuninck North America president and CEO Filip Geeraert begs to differ. Just four months after announcing its intent, Deceuninck became the official sponsor for a World Tour cycling team. Employees from Deceuninck North America traveled to California earlier this month for […]

Deceuninck North America Reports Strong Growth in 2017

Feb 27th, 2018

Deceuninck North America’s sales notched double-digit growth of 11 percent in 2017 to almost $150 million, spurred by business developments, operational investments and the roll-out of new products. A significant contributor to that was a 17 percent growth rate in door and window system sales. To accommodate its growth, Deceuninck is continuing to invest in […]

A Conversation With Deceuninck’s Filip Geeraert

Oct 5th, 2017

If you’ve ever met Deceuninck North America president Filip Geeraert, you know he’s a man with a lot of opinions — and he’s not afraid to share them. During the recent GlassBuild America show in Atlanta, DWM sat down with Geeraert for chat about the industry and his company. Here are the highlights. Why automation […]

GlassBuild Day 1: Robots on the March

Sep 12th, 2017

GlassBuild America opened its three-day run today in Atlanta amid travel disruptions for attendees and exhibitors from the remnants of Hurricane Irma, which pummeled the region with tropical-storm-force winds for much of Monday. Several companies confirmed that they have backed out of the show at the Georgia World Congress Center, and others told DWM on […]

Excitement Builds for an Industry Leader

Oct 24th, 2016

If you’ve ever met Deceuninck North America CEO Filip Geeraert, you know about his overflowing enthusiasm for the fenestration business – and for life in general. So it was a real honor to witness that joie de vivre up close again at the grand opening of Deceuninck’s new plant in Fernley, Nev., about 40 miles […]

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