April 30, 2013

Boe retiring from Beaulieu

Submitted by Beaulieu America

— Beaulieu Group, LLC announced a transition to dual CEOs as Ralph J. Boe, CEO of Beaulieu America, prepares his retirement from the company he has led for a dozen years. Dr Boe’s retirement will be effective Feb. 28, 2014. Beaulieu Group also announced that Karel Vercruyssen has been promoted to CEO/President of Beaulieu America, effective immediately. Previously, Mr. Vercruyssen was named president and COO of Beaulieu America in April, 2012. Prior to joining Beaulieu America in 2012, Mr. Vercruyssen was CEO and president of Beaulieu Canada for five years.

In the interim 10 months, Dr. Boe will act as a Co-CEO, assisting Mr. Vercruyssen and the entire management team in a smooth transition.

“I have had a great 12-year run at Beaulieu, and as with any company there comes a time for change. While I'm ready for this move personally, I thank all those who have worked so hard to assist in creating a wonderful company to be associated with, and I will certainly miss them when I leave,” stated Dr. Boe. “I have always appreciated their commitment to Beaulieu and their trust in me.”

Mr. Vercruyssen added, “I am honored and look forward to taking the position of CEO of Beaulieu America and continuing to work with our employees, customers, board, suppliers, and communities to  make this the best company for everyone involved and increase our position in the industry.”

“These moves are all part of the overall transition to the next generation of leaders for Beaulieu America,” observed Dr. Boe. “This is both an exciting time for the company as well as a renewed commitment by the Bouckaert and Hanssens families to the continuity of the company.”