New York, August 2018
visualfabriq welcomes Gerard de Bruijn
Welcome Gerard de Bruijn as
Global Excellence Director
We’re just a little more than halfway through this year, and visualfabriq has achieved one of its major business objectives – to bring our game-changing AI enhanced revenue management solutions to the USA CPG market. We are thrilled to announce that we will soon be opening our first US office in the Big Apple!
“This phenomenal entry into the American market demands the recruitment of really high-level people, and we are delighted to welcome Gerard De Bruijn onto our team,” says visualfabriq CEO Jaco Brussé. “As Global Excellence Director, Gerard will lead the operations of our New York office and bring his considerable expertise and experience to bear as we set off on this wonderful new customer journey.”
Gerard, a Senior International Director, Integrated Business Planning thought leader and Board Advisor has enjoyed an illustrious career that has spanned the CPG, Fashion Retail and Chemical industries across multiple markets. He has built his reputation as a specialist in the Oliver Wight methodology with his exceptional talent for guiding and coaching teams through change processes to deliver tangible results in terms of increased revenue, margins and market share. He will be responsible for directing visualfabriq’s US operations; overseeing the first implementation of visualfabriq’s Trade Promotion Master™, developing new business in the America’s and making a vital contribution to the continuous improvement of visualfabriq’s customer journey in Europe, Africa, and AsiaPacific as well.
“I am looking forward to working in the USA again,” Gerard says, “There is a progressive CPG market with a strong demand for the best AI enhanced solutions to improving revenue management, and I believe that we are going to be very successful in engaging with those companies throughout the Americas who have their sights set on being future-fit industry leaders.”
Gerard is married with two adult children. In his personal time, he enjoys a good game of golf and fine wine.
“Having worked with Gerard before in our CPG careers, we know well the high calibre of his expertise, his achievements in delivering results and his wealth of global experience,” concludes Jaco, “He is a major asset to the visualfabriq team, and the right leader to ensure the success of our US customers.”