Summa appoints Frederik Vervenne Managing Director

Summa Press Release
For immediate release 21/12/2020


Summa is pleased to announce the promotion of Frederik Vervenne from CTO to Managing Director of Summa NV as of January 1, 2021.

Erwin Vandousselaere currently CEO/Managing Director and Executive Member of the Board remains the Group CEO and will further focus on the strategic projects within the Summa Group, while continuing to play an active role in the development of Summa.

Prior to joining Summa in April 2019 as CTO, Frederik started his career at Barco in 1995 where he has held several management positions. From 2011 onwards, he held executive positions at Xeikon, a global leader and innovator in digital printing technology. With his background and experience, Frederik is ready for the next challenge in his career.

I’m looking forward to take this position and lead the continued growth of our company. Summa has built up an excellent reputation in the market and is a recognized leader in cutting technology. By further expansion of our portfolio and geographical presence, we’ll improve our customer focus and business. So I am excited to develop further success for Summa”, says Frederik Vervenne.

Erwin Vandousselaere, CEO continues: “We are confident with the appointment of Frederik to MD. His large experience in managing customer service, engineering, quality assurance, projects, ….combined with more than 25 years operational experience in a hi-tech, customer-driven environment, guarantees the further growth of our business in the markets beyond these we already interact with. Please join me in congratulating Frederik on this new responsibility”.

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 will build on further positioning Summa’s established roll cutter and flatbed cutter series while increasing brand awareness of the company in laser cutting solutions.

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Every day, for over three 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 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 www.summa.com.