Geert Van Hecke (54) holds Master degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration, and a Bachelor degree in Philosophy. He is with Van Hool in Lier Belgium since 2013.
Prior to working for Van Hool Geert worked 16 years for General Motors, mainly in manufacturing positions in Belgium and short assignments in the USA and Australia. He then joined Tower International, where he became responsible for the European Assembly Operations, and later the European Sales Organization.
Joining Van Hool in 2013 Geert became responsible for tendered sales and project management of urban buses, and in particular technology projects, such as hybrid buses, electric buses, trolleybuses, fuel cell buses and BRT projects. He reports directly to Filip Van Hool, CEO, and Jan Van Hool, CTO. Van Hool sold 106 hydrogen fuel cell buses sofar to the USA, Norway, Italy, Scotland, Germany, UK, France, The Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium. BRT projects where Geert is involved include projects in Spain, France, Italy, Norway, Antilles, Germany, Sweden, UK and Austria.