Mr. Govers serves as executive vice president, president of Europe and Global Markets. In this role, Mr. Govers oversees all aspects of the European business as well as the company’s global automotive and aerospace strategy.
Prior to joining the company in June 2016, Mr. Govers served as general manager, Global Forms for SABIC, one of the world’s leading petrochemical producers. In this capacity, he was leading a global business team focused on serving and innovating with customers in the automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics markets. He also previously served as general manager of SABIC’s global sheet and film business in which his duties included, in part, management board oversight for the Europe region for SABIC Innovative Plastics.
Mr. Govers became part of the SABIC team following the company’s acquisition of GE Plastics in 2007. Previously, he spent 15 years at General Electric, holding various leadership positions in operations, business development, sales and marketing across GE Plastics, GE Capital, and GE Corporate.
Mr. Govers holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands and graduated as a Navy officer from the Royal Navy Institute in Den Helder, the Netherlands. He currently serves on the board of the European Aluminum Association.