EET Group, one of Europe´s largest IT and technology distributors, today announced that it has appointed Søren Drewsen as new CEO as of August 1, 2017.
Søren Drewsen succeeds CEO John Thomas, who after 20 years with the company, has decided to step down to spend more time with his family. John Thomas will join the Board of Directors of EET Group, and will remain a shareholder along with majority owner FSN Capital.
Bo Rygaard, chairman of the Board of Directors said: “John Thomas informed me about his decision quite some time ago. Although I regret his decision, I fully respect it, and I am at the same time pleased that John Thomas will join the Board of Directors, and in that role secure a smooth transition to the new CEO. I want to thank John Thomas for his significant and invaluable contributions to the company for so many years. John Thomas has been instrumental in making EET Group a leading European technology distributor.”
John Thomas said: “It has been a very difficult decision. EET Group has been on my mind 24/7 for the past 20 years. With the right successor in place, however, it is now time for me scale down and spend more time with my family. I am very grateful for the time I have spent with EET Group and proud of the results we have achieved, including strong financials, a great organisation, more than 40 acquisitions and a number of awards from customers and vendors.”
To continue the successful journey of EET Group, the Board of Directors and the existing CEO have after a diligent process appointed Søren Drewsen, 51, who holds a Master of Science and Bachelor degrees in both Marketing and Organization from Copenhagen Business School. He joins EET Group from a position as Vice President and Group Managing Director and head of North Europe at Icopal/BMI Group.
Bo Rygaard, chairman of the Board of Directors said: “Søren Drewsen has comprehensive executive management experience from different ownership structures in multinational operations and industries, and I’m confident that Søren Drewsen is the right profile to execute on our strategy of becoming the market leader within each of our seven defined business areas on a pan-European scale.”
Søren Drewsen said: “I am extremely impressed with the development EET Group has been through in the past 15 years, and I am very excited to join the company. I’m looking forward to take EET Group into the next growth phase and deliver on the agreed strategy.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors of EET Group
For further information, please contact: Bo Rygaard +45 4015 0708
About EET Group
EET Group is Europe´s largest distributor of video surveillance, spare parts and accessories for computers, printers and mobile phones. It has 33 sales offices with activities in 27 countries in Europe and Africa, has approximately 500 employees, serves more than 43,000 resellers and handles more than 900,000 deliveries per year.
EET Group is situated in Birkerød and the group logistics centre is located in Ballerup. EET Group is majority owned by private equity FSN Capital, who in Denmark also holds significant stakes in Netcompany, Fitness World, Skamol and Lagkagehuset.
About EET Group
EET Group is Europe's leading distributor within: Server, Computer & Printer parts, Storage & Network, Mobile Parts & Accessories, Home Entertainment & Lifestyle Electronics, Surveillance & Security, Professional AV & Digital Signage, Point of Sale & Auto ID and Logistical Services.
EET Group was founded in 1986, and is today represented with 34 sales offices in 27 countries across Europe and Africa under the commercial name EET Europarts.
EET Group represents a wide range of leading brands including: HP, Lexmark, IBM, Canon, Epson, Acer, Lenovo, Axis, Synology, Samsung, Ernitec, Sony, Milestone, Sling Media, B&O PLAY, MicroBattery, MicroMemory, MicroLamp, MicroStorage, MicroConnect, MicroScreen, Hitachi, Western Digital, eSTUFF, Clint, Podspeakers, Sandberg, Garmin, Kensington, Loewe and many more.
EET Group is situated in Birkerød just north of Copenhagen and is the parent company of all EET Europarts sales entities. As such, EET Group is the backbone of the organisation and provides all back office functions within: Corporate Management, Finance, Marketing, IT, WEB- and ERP-development, Logistics, Product Management and Procurement.
The group employs more than 500 employees, serves more than 44,000 dealers and handles more than 1,000,000 deliveries per year.