Responsible for driving HR strategy in North and South America
Murray Hill and New Providence, New Jersey, U.S., July 1, 2014-- Peter Vermeulen has joined Linde as head of Human Resources for North and South America where he is responsible for all HR activities.
“Peter brings a wealth of experience in the European, South American and North American market zones,” said Werner Boekels, head of HR for The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. “This experience will be invaluable in driving Linde’s HR strategy in the Americas region.”
Most recently, Vermeulen was vice president Talent Management & Diversity for Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Prior to that, he held various HR management and leadership roles at J&J, including positions in Europe and the U.S., as well as with DHL and Shell Oil Company. He is a vigorous advocate for human rights and social justice initiatives and actively supports the efforts of The United Way and the American Red Cross, among other international organizations.
Vermeulen holds a degree in Business Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven, Belgium, and a degree in European Studies from Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France. He is proficient in five languages – Dutch, French, English, Danish and German.
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Linde South America and Linde North America are members of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn (USD 23.1 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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