Dirk Vandeplancke (born 1966)

is CEO of BekaertDeslee as of January 2013. In 1989, he joined the company as an industrial engineer. Vandeplancke moved to the USA with Bekaert Textiles in 1998 to develop production there. As General Manager for the Americas until 2012, he managed the integration of the Argentinian and Mexican acquisitions.

Vandeplancke holds an MBA from the Vlerick Business School and a degree in industrial and electromechanical engineering from the University of Leuven supplemented with an Advanced Management Programme from INSEAD Business School.

Dirk Verly (born 1966)

is HR and Operation Excellence Director at BekaertDeslee since November 2011. He is an HR specialist with 25 years of experience in international HR and change management.

Before Dirk Verly joined Bekaert Textiles, his previous functions included roles at Picanol Group (Vice-President HR and General Services), Becton Dickinson (HR Director Benelux & Organizational Development Europe) and GE Power Controls (HR Advisor). He holds a degree in psychology from Ghent University.