Hubert Jacobs van Merlen Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Audit and Finance Committee


Appointed 2003


Hubert Jacobs van Merlen (°1953) is an advisor to the Private Equity sector. From 1997 to 2014, he was President and CEO of IEE SA, Luxembourg, a leading company in the field of automotive safety sensors with manufacturing sites in Luxembourg and technical sales offices in the USA, Korea and Japan.

 He started his career in 1978 as auditor of KPMG (Houston) and became in 1981 Division Controller of the Drilling Fluids Division of Chromalloy American Corp. ( St. Louis, MO). In 1987 he transferred to Commercial Intertech Corp. (Youngstown, OH) as European Finance Director and was appointed in 1995 Sr. Vice President & CFO.

better together

  • transmission-cable

    Situation

    Alcan and Bekaert joined forces to install 210 miles of transmission cable

    Solution

    Bekaert seamlessly adjusted the lengths of the reels to help Alcan’s trucks drive through mountainous terrain

    Result

    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • ski

    Situation

    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution

    In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result

    The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

  • Bezinal-2000

    Situation

    Although zinc provides a barrier to corrosion in most environments, specific conditions accelerate the corrosion process

    Solution

    Bekaert, drawing from its deep expertise in coating technology, has developed an advanced zinc/aluminum coating

    Result

    Bezinal® 2000 increases corrosion resistance with up to 500% compared to traditional galvanization

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