Deceuninck Names New President and CEO
June 30, 2020
Deceuninck North America named Joren Knockaert as its new president and CEO. Knockaert succeeds Filip Geeraert, who announced his retirement this spring and who will now serve as chairman of the Deceuninck North America Board of Directors.
“Joren is an outstanding organizational leader with a keen eye for new product development and nurturing talent,” says Francis Van Eeckhout, CEO of DNA’s parent company, Deceuninck Group. “We are excited to have him step in to orchestrate our continued growth at Deceuninck North America.”
Knockaert comes to Deceuninck from Mohawk Industries, where he ran operations in sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl flooring, oversaw four manufacturing plants, and guided the start-up of a $200M facility to produce next-generation LVT product. He holds an Industrial Engineering degree in Electro-Mechanics from KHBO and a Civil Engineering degree in Manufacturing & Management from KU Leuven.
“The fenestration industry is well-primed for innovation in products and processes,” Knockaert says. “I believe Deceuninck North America is ideally positioned to advance innovation, design and reliability for each of our fabricators across the continent.”
Knockaert will join the DNA team on August 1, 2020.
“Joren has the skills, expertise and leadership qualities that will take us into new territory,” says Geeraert. “I am looking forward to working with him and our Board to continue our transformation into a new age of fenestration.”