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New Vermeer Corp  CEO Jason Andringa was a NASA engineer before joining Vermeer in 2005
New Vermeer Corp. CEO Jason Andringa was a NASA engineer before joining Vermeer in 2005.

Jason Andringa Takes Over as Vermeer CEO

Jason Andringa has been named Vermeer Corp. president and CEO as part of the company’s family succession planning process. The company had announced in August 2014 that Andringa would eventually ascend to the company’s CEO position.

Before becoming president and CEO, Andringa served as president and chief operating officer, in addition to other roles at Vermeer. Before joining Vermeer in 2005, Andringa was a staff engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

“We will continue to fulfill our promise to our customers by capitalizing on our strengths – innovative, high-quality products, entrepreneurial dealers and the diligent practice of continuous improvement while continuing to create opportunities for growth with today’s fast-moving customer expectations in mind,” Andringa said.

Mary Andringa, past CEO and chair of the board, will continue as chair of the board.

“I am confident in Jason and the entire team who will continue the work that’s been happening here for the last 68 years as they lead this company into a bright future,” said Mary Andringa.

Vermeer Corp. is based in Pella, Iowa.

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