Transics reinforces its management team with experienced HR Officer

Transics, one of Europe’s leading players in fleet management systems for the transport and logistics sector, announces the appointment of Donald Defoort as Chief Human Resources Officer. Donald will use his rich experience to reinforce the Transics team.

Donald Defoort is HR consultant and brings more than 30 years of experience in human resources to Transics. He started his career in the personnel department of Barco where he was later promoted to president human resources and corporate affairs. In 2007 he became an independent HR consultant and performed projects in the field of communication, services and construction.

During his career Donald gained more in-depth knowledge through numerous trainings and developed a personal vision on human resources. The HR management of Defoort is based on two pillars: on the one hand he believes that “competent and motivated employees are one of the most important success factors of each company”; on the other hand he favours the model of “intrapreneurship”, whereby one strives to the far-reaching involvement of the employees. Donald Defoort was in 1996 awarded the title of HR Manager of the Year.

Renewed and proactive HR policy

At Transics Donald Defoort will be responsible for guiding the HR team to a renewed and proactive HR policy. “At this moment the Transics team consists of more than 220 employees and in the coming months approximately 60 vacancies must be filled to support the national and international growth.” Walter Mastelinck, CEO Transics believes that “the coming of Donald Defoort and his years of experience in a similar environment signify for Transics a strong surplus value in the development of a fast-growing organisation”.

Transics International, quoted on Euronext Brussels, develops and commercializes fleet management solutions (on-board computers, software and services) for the transport and logistics sector. With an installed base of over 46,500 on-board computers, Transics is one of the leading European players in its sector. In addition to its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), Transics will, in 2008, be active in 23 European countries.