About Guido Vliegen
Guido Vliegen is an accomplished C-Level executive, consistently performing as a business development strategist and international operations pioneer. He has extensive experience in management, leadership and demonstrated success even in the most challenging business environments. He has a multi-discipline background and extensive international sales, marketing, new business development, branding, and strategic planning experience.
Guido has broad experience in global sales, marketing, as well as research and development of sustainable technology and textile performance materials. He is a front runner at scaling and turning around organizations, planning and executing mission-critical business initiatives.
Originally from the Netherlands, Guido has lived and worked in Europe and the USA. His career began as an Industrial Engineer at Hunter Douglas Europe developing and executing productivity improvement projects. Guido then broadened his experience by moving into marketing and sales management for Hunter Douglas, Verosol and TenCate Protective Fabrics. In 2005, Guido moved to Georgia, U.S.A. to drive the strategy and integration of a newly acquired large American business unit of personal protective textiles for TenCate.
With the highly successful turnaround and integration of this business unit completed in 2008, he transferred to TenCate’s Grass division where he earned the responsibility of managing the more challenging American synthetic turf business from its base in Dayton, Tennessee. In 2011, Guido was offered the position of Global Group Director for TenCate Grass making him the business leader for TenCate’s worldwide synthetic grass division. He drove the transformation of the business from a strategically struggling yarn supplier into a full-fledged leading supplier of components and finished products resulting in record levels of revenue and profit.
Guido holds an MBA from Eindhoven University of Technology. He presently lives in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area.
- Eindhoven University of Technology – the Netherlands
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