Naaldwijk, Westland region, the Netherlands, 13 December 2021 - BOAL Group (BOAL) is pleased to announce Adri Pols as its new CEO as of January 1st 2022. He will succeed Ronald Boers, who will continue contributing to the success of the enterprise as a shareholder and as chairman of the supervisory board.
Adri Pols brings extensive experience from global and regional management positions with particular emphasis on sustainability. In various roles Pols acted at the vanguard of the energy transition, moving from green electricity retailing, solar power and biofuels generation to the vital component of energy storage. In his current position as Chief Commercial & Operations Officer, Pols helped accelerate BOAL’s transition towards a sustainable value chain.
"Controlled Environment Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the transition to sustainable food production for the growing global population amidst increasing climatological challenges. BOAL partners with greenhouse builders and growers worldwide to accelerate this shift. We consider it our responsibility to enable the production of fresh and healthy food close to the consumer. I am personally very committed to this meaningful cause and I feel humbled to be allowed to lead this promising company into the future”, Adri Pols.
Ronald Boers: “I am delighted with Adri’s appointment as CEO. His vision and his customer led approach will lead us into the next phase of our growing enterprise. I am confident that with Adri’s leadership we will continue to expand on what we have accomplished over more than five decades. As engineer and manufacturer of advanced systems for high-tech covered cultivation, we will be able to build and grow together with our customers for generations to come”.
Marc Arens, Senior Partner & Country Head DACH/NL at Equistone; “Adri has the ideal combination of experience and competences needed for the journey we have embarked on with BOAL. We look forward to further support BOAL’s ambitious buy and build strategy in line with our responsible investing policy.”
About BOAL Group
BOAL Group provides greenhouse builders with a comprehensive portfolio of modular systems and solutions. It ranges from complete aluminum greenhouse structures with integrated insect netting and ventilation solutions to insulated storage areas, climate screen systems or individual greenhouse parts.
BOAL has the capability to tailor its modular systems to specific project’s requirements and delivers these directly to the construction site as a ready-to-build package. BOAL has a unique position in the value chain with its in-house extruded aluminum which is 100% recyclable, a proven key differentiator particularly in the current environment of base material shortage. Having established long-term collaborative relationships with regional and global greenhouse builders, BOAL has supplied over 8,000 hectares of greenhouses in more than 50 countries. BOAL’s systems significantly contribute to feeding a rapidly growing global population whilst minimizing the use of resources.
Equistone Partners Europe Limited (Equistone) is one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors. Equistone operates across Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams.