• +- 2,500 employees
  • 17 production plants
  • +20 Sales & Service Centres
  • 67/33 joint-venture of Bekaert and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • 363 years of combined experience
  • Providing the best performing steel, synthetic & hybrid solutions, ancillary products and specialist services.

Our Vision

We are the world’s premier ropes and advanced cords solution provider that best understands and satisfies the product and service needs of customers globally.

Our Mission

We are committed to be the leading innovator and provider of the best performing ropes and advanced cords globally. Our purpose is to create value for our customers and for our business by leveraging our expertise, scale, global reach and brands. We have the ambition to exceed the expectations of our customers, employees and shareholders. We are Bridon-Bekaert, The Ropes Group.


Our leadership team


The operational responsibility for the company’s activities is assigned to the Bridon-Bekaert management which is supervised by the Board of Directors. The Bridon-Bekaert management is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer. The overall organization structure of Bridon-Bekaert represents a balanced responsibility allocation for regions and global functions.

John Churchfield
Executive Vice President North America, Chief Technology Officer
Geert Voet
Executive Vice President Southern Hemisphere, Chief Strategy Officer
Robert Nalli
Executive Vice President EMEA
Dries Moors
Executive Vice President Advanced Cords
Christophe Vasseur
Global Vice President HR

Board members

The main task of the Board of Directors, under the leadership of the Chairman, is to determine the company’s general policy and supervise its activities.

Andrew Caffyn
Chairman of the Board
Beatríz García-Cos Muntañola
Member of the Board of Directors
Russell Hammond
Member of the Board of Directors
Harry Kenyon-Slaney
Member of the Board of Directors
Curd Vandekerckhove
Member of the Board of Directors
Eric Machiels
Member of the Board of Directors
Stefano Santarelli
Member of the Board of Directors