Polyconcept, the Netherlands-based global supplier and parent company to Polyconcept North America, has announced changes to its corporate office, including the appointment of a new chief financial officer. As first reported last week in PPB Newslink Breaking News, Polyconcept’s corporate office will move to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from its current Paris, France, location to better align the corporate functions with the core management team moving forward. As part of this transition, Yann Leca, Polyconcept’s chief financial officer since 1996, will be replaced by Richard Heyse effective July 25.
Leca, who will remain in an advisory role until year-end, says: “I’m in full support of the decision to move the corporate office as the center of gravity for the business is more and more in North America. For personal reasons, I decided not to move to Pittsburgh and will work closely with Richard Heyse and Polyconcept’s new corporate office in the coming months to make the transition as smooth as possible.”
Heyse, formerly the CFO for Wesco International, Inc., brings a long history of both public and private financial leadership to Polyconcept. “I’m thrilled to be part of such a strong team and am excited to help drive Polyconcept’s growth in the years ahead,” says Heyse. “This opportunity allows me to apply my many years of both financial and operational experience to help take the company to the next level.”
Michael Bernstein, who was appointed chairman and CEO of Polyconcept in May, indicates that these moves complete the transition to a new leadership approach. He says: “This latest change completes the process started a few months back when I took over as CEO of the company. Having our team all located together in Pittsburgh will allow us to work more closely on implementing the strategy that will continue to drive growth in the years ahead. I want to personally thank Yann for the support and service he has provided. I’ve enjoyed working with him these past seven years and wish him the best of luck moving forward.”
Polyconcept North America operates suppliers Leed’s, Bullet, JournalBooks and Trimark.