HELMOND, The Netherlands—Bas Rietveld has been named International Sales Director of Raymakers Royal Dutch Textile Mills here.
He joined the company in February. He is responsible for sales in the USA and Canada in addition to his more local duties in Europe working with two area managers.
He was previously with Artex in Aarle-Rixtel for nearly 25 years. Aarle-Rixtel is also Rietveld’s home and It is only five kilometers from Helmond.
Rietveld met current Raymakers owner Richard Oussoren when both were working at Artex from 1992-1996. Oussoren bought Raymakers in 2004.
“I wanted to find a new challenge in textiles,” Rietveld explains and Raymakers was it.