BluePrint Automation Announces New CEO and Reaffirms Core Values

BluePrint Automation, a leading innovator in the secondary packaging automation industry, is proud to announce Gijsbert Dezaire as its new CEO. After more than three decades of unwavering dedication to the company, including 23 years as CEO and 8 years as President of the US division, Martin Prakken is passing the torch to Dezaire who officially assumed the role of CEO of BluePrint Automation Group worldwide on October 2nd.

In their continued role as majority shareholders, Martin Prakken and his wife Juliette will maintain a close and active involvement in the company. Their commitment to keeping this a family-owned business and upholding the values that have guided BPA’s success will remain steadfast. BluePrint Automation remains committed to providing our customers with the best solutions, on time and with vertical start-ups.  Prakken will assume the position of chairman of the board and continue to work together with the team on technology & innovation.

Dezaire brings more than 20 years of MD/CEO experience to the company. Having served the last two years on the supervisory board, he is already very familiar with BPA. More importantly, Prakken and Dezaire have known each other for many years and share the same philosophy when it comes to serving our customers and the company culture.

As the newly appointed CEO, Dezaire is unwaveringly committed to upholding BPA’s core beliefs. The company’s focus has always been and will continue to be one that is a great employer to its people, and with that, a great supplier that consistently delivers exceptional value to its customers. The “BluePrint difference” sets us apart in the marketplace as a family-owned business genuinely dedicated to serving our valued customers day in and day out, no matter the challenges. Our continued investments in our people and technology development underscore our commitment to keep and earn the right to be the preferred partner in secondary packaging automation.

This transition signifies continued continuity, dedication to our core values and a commitment to our customers to be the very best in secondary packaging automation.  We thank our valued customers and partners for their ongoing support, and we look forward to continuing our success story.

About BluePrint Automation:

BluePrint Automation (BPA) specializes in secondary packaging and manufactures case and tray packing solutions for flexible and other tough-to-handle packages such as doypacks, pillow bags and four-sided sealed bags, using different packing technologies including gravity, pick and place and vision guided robotics. The systems are constructed for around-the-clock operation and are known worldwide for their quick changeover, flexibility, speed and simple design. Backed by thousands of successful installations in over 60 countries, BPA has five full-service manufacturing facilities in Europe, the USA and China. BPA’s mission is to deliver solutions that offer true flexibility in real world production environments.

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