The Sylvan Europe executive board has announced that the commercial responsibilities of Theo Lauwers are taken over by Bastiaan Schoenmaker per November 1st, 2012.
Lauwers will be focusing on his role as new business development manager for Sylvan Europe, looking for new opportunities and businesses. The new commercial manager, Bastiaan Schoenmaker, has a background in agricultural and horticultural seeds. After his education in Wageningen he has worked in several R&D, operational and commercial roles, especially for Dutch vegetable seed companies abroad, amongst others in South Africa, Turkey and Spain. Over the last few years he has been working as a business product manager for Monsanto.