President of Chrysal Americas, Jim Kaplan, has decided to change roles within the Chrysal organization, serving as Chairman of the Board in Chrysal Americas and Advisory Board in Chrysal International. Chrysal Americas introduces Andro Mandakovic as General Manager of Chrysal North America who will be responsible for operations in the United States and Canada.
After 36+ years of serving as President of Chrysal Americas, Jim Kaplan has decided to change roles within the organization. After sharing this decision with his fellow Management Team in the Netherlands, it was decided that Jim would leave his day-to-day role of operations to his successor while transitioning into a new area of responsibility.
Jim will serve as Chairman of the Board of Chrysal Americas which includes North, South, and Central America. He and his successor will work closely with clients to provide guidance in complex commercial deals as well as long-term strategic planning. Jim will continue to support Colombia and Ecuador commercially in close cooperation with Peter Vriends, CEO of Chrysal International. In addition, Jim will serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board for Chrysal International.
“We are grateful for the legacy Jim leaves behind as the company is very strong, well-managed, and has an exciting future. We are also pleased that Jim has agreed to continue on with the organization while sharing his knowledge and experience," says Peter Vriends, CEO of Chrysal International. "After a thorough selection process, Chrysal has selected a highly qualified successor who we believe fits perfectly within our culture and brings complementary skills and experiences."
Chrysal introduces Andro Mandakovic as General Manager of Chrysal Americas, who will be responsible for operations of the USA and Canada. Andro’s new role will be effective as of January 1, 2022.
Jim and Andro have been working together for the past months to assure a smooth transition as Andro goes through the process of learning about Chrysal and their business.