Probat Inc appoints new General Manager

Probat Inc General Manager

Probat Inc, the Probat Group of companies in the United States, has announced Ellen Nielsen as its new General Manager. Former President John Fortin is leaving the company in order to take on new professional challenges.

The appointment is effective from 1 November 2020. Fortin served as President of Probat Inc for the past five years.

In 2012, Nielsen started her career at Probat Inc as its Chief Financial Officer. Now she takes over the position as General Manager.

“I will continue and further expand Probat’s business strategy of increasing market share through the creation of an enhanced value-added proposition to the customer. I strongly believe that I will be able to achieve this by drawing on the sound expertise and outstanding technological capabilities of the Probat Group,” Nielsen says.

Prior to joining the company, Nielsen has covered different executive financial roles at a number of companies to assist banks in turnaround situations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illnois, and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Chicago.

Wim Abbing, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Probat Group, thanks Fortin for his lasting commitment at Probat Inc and looks forward to continuing to work with Nielsen.

“With his great achievements John Fortin has played a significant role in the growth and sustainable development of the company. He considerably reinforced our service activity by integrating ED Industrial into the PROBAT Group of companies in the US and successfully revitalised the Burns brand, to name just two of his accomplishments,” Abbing says.

“We wish him all the best for the future. Ellen Nielsen`s track record as CFO at Probat Inc and her in-depth knowledge of the company now give us the confidence that the commercial success of the company will also be well secured into the future.”

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