International bakery equipment manufacturer Tromp Group has promoted Richard van Heukelum to president of the company.

Van Heukelum, who joined Tromp Group in 2015 as vice-president of sales and marketing, began his new role this month and succeeded his brother, Robert.

He will manage the company’s day-to-day operations at its headquarters in Bunschoten, Netherlands, and will also combine his role with the sales and marketing departments.

During his time at Tromp Group, van Heukelum has led expansion of the company’s international sales and global brand awareness.

“Together we will move forward our focus and create more and more ambassadors, all over the world, using our superb and efficient production lines for the baking industry,” said van Heukelum.

“I am very motivated to lead this great team of professionals.”