Summa appoints Geert Pierloot as Managing Director

Summa Press Release
For immediate release 21/09/2021

Summa NV with Headquarters in Gistel, Belgium announces the appointment of Geert Pierloot to Managing Director of Summa as of October 1, 2021.

Erwin Vandousselaere, current CEO, is appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board since Ergon Capital and the Management acquired the company from Gimv. While remaining the Group CEO, Erwin will further focus on the strategic projects within the Summa Group, while continuing to play an active role in the development of Summa.

Geert Pierloot started his career at Summa in 1994 as Product Engineer and has managed different departments (Product Management, Sales, Marketing and R&D) since then. Geert also runs Summa’s Laser Division in Nottingham UK as General Manager since the acquisition in 2018.

With his background and experience, Geert is ready to take up the next challenge in his career. “I want to thank Erwin and the Board of Directors to give me this great opportunity. I am looking forward to take on this position and lead our driven team as we continue to grow the company”, says Geert Pierloot.

Erwin Vandousselaere adds: “With the appointment of Geert to Managing Director, we are confident this is the right decision going forward. Geert carries a Summa-DNA with him and has provided crucial added value to the company for many years. He is, therefore, the right person to lead the day-to-day operational business and management of the group together with a strengthened management team. Please join me in congratulating Geert with his new responsibilities."

In recent years, Summa has developed strongly in the field of flatbed and laser cutting technology. With the appointment of the new Managing Director, Summa builds further on positioning Summa’s established roll cutter and flatbed cutter series while increasing brand awareness of the company in laser cutting solutions in the sign & display, textile and garment markets.

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Every day, for more than 3 decades, Summa delivers the world's highest-quality vinyl and contour cutters, finishing flatbeds and laser cutters without compromise. Summa provides cutting edge solutions for the printing, signage, display, apparel and packaging industries. Summa’s global headquarters is located in Gistel, Belgium and can be reached by calling +32 59 27 00 11 or at