Creative video solutions company XL Video has appointed Lucas Covers, former CEO of De Boer Structures and Philips Home Networks as its new CEO.
The group says that it decided to reinforce its top management given its high ambition to further develop the company.
“We are delighted to have Lucas Covers on board,” said chairman of the board of directors, Chris Depreeuw. “This appointment must be seen as the next logical step in the evolution of XL Video. After a rewarding year 2012, the time has come to further accelerate our growth path.”
Since its establishment in 1996 XL Video has grown to an international group employing around 250 people with a turnover of €80 million. The recent announcement of the new managing directors in the US, Ron Sreenan, and France, Cédric Bruzac, and this new appointment are said to clearly illustrate the ambition level of the group to further expand its business.
Lucas Covers (pictured) has served as a senior executive at Philips where he held several international positions. These included the management of the digital video business, Philips Home Networks, located in Paris. In 2008 he became CEO of De Boer Structures, an nternational supplier of temporary and semi-permanent structures.
“I am excited to join a market leading company like XL Video and I look forward to further strengthen the company’s position in this attractive and challenging video technology industry,” said Covers.
”I welcome Lucas as part of the team and look forward to a close collaboration,” said René de Keyzer, founder and board member of XL Video, will take up his role as Founder-President, with particular responsibility for strategic projects and global sales in close collaboration with Lucas. “He can bring additional expertise to the group that will benefit all stakeholders.”