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Elco Van Grotenhuis

Ondernemende CEO/Senior Project Manager/Consultant

Kan reizen naar Antwerpen, Rotterdam

  • 51.2211
  • 4.3997
  • Indicatief tarief € 1.500 / dag
  • Werkervaring 7+ jaar
Een opdracht voorstellen De opdracht kan alleen van start gaan nadat je de offerte van Elco hebt geaccepteerd.

Deze freelancer heeft de afgelopen 7 dagen bevestigd fulltime beschikbaar te zijn.

Een opdracht voorstellen De opdracht kan alleen van start gaan nadat je de offerte van Elco hebt geaccepteerd.

Locatie en reizen

Antwerpen, België
Kan bij je op kantoor werken in
  • Antwerpen en 50 km rondom
  • Rotterdam en 100 km rondom


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  • Nederlands

    Tweetalig / moedertaal

  • Engels

    Tweetalig / moedertaal

  • Frans

    Volledige professionele capaciteit

  • Duits

    Volledige professionele capaciteit


Vaardigheden (40)

Elco in het kort

Entrepreneurial (interim) CEO and M&A consultant with around 30 years of experience in large and mid-sized international companies, of which 20 years at board level. Track record in corporate finance (including VC and PE), sales & marketing, operations and change management.

Motivating team player with a hands-on mentality and skilled in managing international teams. Creative and problem-solving spirit. Multilingual ENG, FRE, DUT & GER.

INDUSTRIES: Household durables, FMCG, plastics, consumer packaging (plastics, paper & metals), recycling/waste management, composites/technical textiles, pharma, consumer electronics and logistics. B-to-B and B-to-C.


Greathouse Advisory BV

Managing Partner  - Als freelancer

Antwerp Area, Belgium

augustus 2019 - Vandaag (3 jaren en 5 maanden)

Consultancy and interim management services in corporate finance, operational audits & due diligence (M&A), business transformations/turnarounds, pre- and post-merger integration and day-to-day operations (sales, marketing, business development and manufacturing). Extensive list of completed assignments available upon request.

Powerhouse Services BVBA

Non Executive Partner  - Als freelancer

Gent Area, Belgium

april 2007 - Vandaag (15 jaren en 9 maanden)

Non-Executive Partner and former Owner. Providing interim management and M&A services accross Europe. Completed 14 assignments. Details available upon request.

Keter Plastic (European Plastic Group)

CEO Allibert Home Europe + VP Keter

Gent + Amsterdam

februari 2005 - maart 2007 (2 jaren en 1 maand)

1) CEO of Allibert Home Group; market leader in Benelux and France for injection-moulded household plastics. Manufactured and sold to retail- and D.I.Y. chains, as well industrial partners (packaging and third-party assembllies). Full P&L responsibility for all European markets and factories. 2) Vice-President Business Development of the European Plastic Group, the holding company of Rubbermaid/Curver Europe, Allibert Home, Jardin, EOS and Hovac with 1.400 employees, 7 factories and € 220 million turnover.


BU Directer First Alert & BRK for EMEA

juni 1999 - juni 2004 (5 jaren)

Business Unit Director of First Alert & BRK Europe, the home safety division of Sunbeam Inc and market leader in Europe. Operational responsibility for EMEA. Also coordinated R&D (Chicago, US) and manufacturing (Juarez, Mexico). Brands included “First Alert” for retail/D.I.Y. and “BRK” for professional installers, as well as products for third-party integrators (e.g. Siemens).

Lantor Group

Commercial Director + Chairman Cable Wrap Division

Veenendaal (NL) + Manchester (UK)

september 1996 - juni 1999 (2 jaren en 9 maanden)

1) Commercial Director of the largest division of International Performance Textiles and reporting to the CEO. Full P&L responsibility for the production and sales of non-woven materials for packaging-, automotive-, cable- & building applications. Managed 18 account managers and product developers in Europe & Asia, as well as a global network of agents. 2) Chairman of the “Industrial Cable Packaging” division. Responsible for commercial synergies between Lantor NL, UK and USA.


Vice President

mei 1994 - juni 1996 (2 jaren en 1 maand)

Vice President of the large European logistics group (€ 1.2 billion turnover) and reporting to the family owners. Responsible for a division with 8 companies, €160 million in sales, 300 employees) and a global network of agents.

Huhtamaki / Polarcup International

VP Business Development + Co-founder WrapCo Int'l (spin-off)

Brussel (BE) + Miami (USA)

november 1990 - maart 1994 (3 jaren en 4 maanden)

1) Vice President Business Development of Polarcup International, the € 300 million packaging division of the Finnish group Huhtamäki Oy. Reported to the CEO with 15 direct reports across Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Also chaired Huhtamäki’s global Environmental Steering Committee and introduced the first post-consumer plastic recycling system in Europe. 2) Cofounder & Director of WrapCo International. After the restructuring of Polarcup in 1992, created an independent company to exploit a unique food packaging patent. Funded the spin-off from Polarcup with private equity and own capital. Won the prestigious “World Star” for packaging in 1993.

Procter & Gamble - Procter & Gamble

Brand Management + Packaging R&D

Brussels (NL) + Rotterdam (NL)

juni 1986 - november 1990 (4 jaren en 5 maanden)

1) Brand Manager in the cleaning & detergent markets. Launched or re-launched a total of 6 household brands in the Benelux. Best salesman for Pampers to key accounts in 1989. 2) Packaging R&D, European Technical Centre, Brussels. Worked in a team to design new packaging concepts for Europe. Obtained a worldwide patent for the novel “Stabitray” display system.