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Cor van Otterloo, ceo of Punch Powertrain, died at the age of 63: We are losing one of the most successful business leaders of the province
Sint-Truiden Cor van Otterloo, ceo of Punch Powertrain, is in the night from Thursday to Friday, died after a short illness. He was 63 years old. The dismay is great for the loss of one of the most successful business leaders of the province, in 2013, the entrepreneurial award, Herman Dessers won. “Cor was one of us. A citizen of eindhoven which is also a bit Truienaar,” says Truiens mayor Veerle Heeren (CD&V).

Van Otterloo was ceo since 2007 of the Truiense company Punch Powertrain, automatic transmissions produces. “Under his leadership made the company a huge growth”, says in a statement. “For the employees, Cor was not only a leader, but also a source of inspiration and, especially, an enormous hot man. His dedication, friendship and warmth we will forever miss” says HR Manager Yves Frenay with a craw in the throat on the phone.


Within the Limburg political, academic and economic world, to respond with dismay. “Our thoughts go in the first place, to the family, friends and employees of Cor. We wish them lots of strength in this difficult period”, says managing director Johann the Attention of Voka – Limburg Chamber of Commerce. “Cor van Otterloo has an impressive career realized. He previously worked for Philips and is then a huge challenge at Punch Powertrain. The company turned barely in revenue and had almost no customers. Cor has on the company check-in and went looking for new products for new markets, think about China. He even went so far that he for the hotelkamerdeur of a future Chinese customer went camping to who was convinced. He has Punch Powertrain in other words, changed from a wilted flower into a beautiful orchid. It is an innovative leader in Limburg, which is for international addresses outside of the European Union. Therefore, presented Voka – KvK Limburg, the business award Herman Dessers 2013 for his exceptional achievements. In addition, he is financial help to go look at Stijn Bijnens, then director of LRM. He made van Stijn a large fan, which, in turn, the board of directors at LRM committed to the ambitious plan to support. It has them no money placed on the sale of the company to a Chinese player in 2016. That was a very good thing for the whole province. The sale has had no impact on the Hilly anchorage of the company. Also, we can be Cor van Otterloo very very grateful for. He has thought about the long-term future of Punch Powertrain, its employees and the region. It is hugely regrettable that we therefore asked leave of him, but his legacy will long be felt in our province.”

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