He succeeds John Baekelmans who is taking up a new international rol at Flanders Investment & Trade

Antwerp, 13 januari 2021 – Jan Vercammen joins Rombit, the Belgian company that provides innovative digital solutions to make industrial companies more safe and efficient. Rombit’s Founder Jorik Rombouts and President Wouter De Geest are delighted to welcome Jan as the new CEO.

Vercammen was CEO of Egemin and Dematic for the past 14 years. An experience that brings a strong added value to his role at Rombit.

Jorik Rombouts, founder Rombit: “We are delighted with Jan’s appointment. Throughout his career, he gained valuable experience in services, automation and IoT, not only in the port of Antwerp but far beyond. He has a proven track record in growth and both general and financial corporate management. The ideal mix to lead Rombit’s future growth.”

Jan Vercammen, CEO Rombit: “I’m excited to start at Rombit. The company has such a large potential and has already proven it can be flexible and resilient in our ever-changing world. Besides the extending features of the Romware suite, I see a lot of value in the digitization projects at existing and new industrial clients.

Jan Vercammen takes over the helm from John Baekelmans, who is taking up an international role at Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT).

John Baekelmans: “I’m very proud of Rombit’s journey in 2020. We have set new standards with the Romware safety bracelet. Nevertheless, I have decided to take a new personal path. I’m moving to New York to become the Technology Attaché for the Americas at FIT, a position that only becomes available every 7 to 10 years. That’s why I’m saying goodbye to Rombit, much earlier than foreseen and with a heavy heart. But not without wishing the company a fantastic future under the leadership of Jan Vercammen.”

Wouter De Geest, Rombit’s President of the Board of Directors: “We wish John all the best in his new endeavor. With the appointment of Jan Vercammen we can ensure the continuity and bring in new knowledge and expertise with regard to industrial digitization.”

Biography Jan Vercammen

As of today Jan Vercammen (1968) is CEO at Rombit. From 1994 to 2018 he worked at Egemin Group, later Dematic. He fulfilled various technical and commercial roles within the company. As from 2007 Vercammen held the position of CEO & Managing Director. In 2019 and 2020 he fulfilled interim management assignments. He is furthermore an independent director at Ahlers (smart logistics) and Think2Act (private equity). Jan Vercammen holds 2 Master’s degrees: Civil Engineer Electronics/Mechatronics (KULeuven) and Industrial Engineer Electrical Engineering/Energy (KIHA, now UAntwerpen).


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