Arthur van Benthem will succeed Allard Bijlsma as CEO of Dunlop Protective Footwear as of October 1st, 2019. Under the leadership of Allard Bijlsma, Dunlop Protective Footwear has developed itself successfully towards global leadership in safety boots. After leading the company for over 8 years, it came as a natural moment to plan for Mr. Bijlsma’s succession. With the appointment of Arthur van Benthem as new CEO, Dunlop has the objective to continue its growth strategy and execution of its Vision 2022 business plan.
Allard Bijlsma will support Arthur van Benthem through his introduction period and will remain closely connected to the company with the intention to join the supervisory board per April 2020.
Arthur van Benthem is an experienced international CEO and occupied leadership positions with Unilever, the Coca-Cola Company, Royal FrieslandCampina and Imperial Brands, in several countries around the world. Arthur is 52 years old, lives with his family in Sint-Michielsgestel and will be responsible to lead Dunlop Protective Footwear to the next stage.
Dunlop Protective Footwear is the leading global manufacturer of branded protective footwear for industrial, food processing and agricultural usage. The company has developed a proprietary technology for the manufacturing of polyurethane boots, known as PUROFORT®. Using this technology, Dunlop is able to produce safety boots with superior performance on properties such as insulation, weight, flexibility and slip resistance. These properties are often of critical importance in professional usage.