Meet our senior leadership team

François Lacombe, Chief Executive Officer, President, APAC & EMEA

“As a veteran in the reverse logistics and repair space I am looking forward to writing a new chapter in the history of Teleplan. I will further enhance the value Teleplan provides to its customers, by continuing to build on Teleplan’s strengths of technical excellence, industry experience, flexibility, innovation and tailor-made supply chain solutions”.

Francois Lacombe is an exceptional leader with deep roots in the after-market service industry. Prior to joining Teleplan he worked as Senior Vice President Logistics and Repair at Ingram Micro. Before that Francois was CEO of ANOVO. Previously he held various senior management positions with Accenture, General Electric and Kuehne + Nagel.

Jan Piet Valk, Chief Financial Officer

“My passion lies in ensuring that Teleplan continues to make investments in innovation so that our customers can continue to rely on us as a partner that provides the latest and the best after sales services. I want to ensure that we continue to meet our customers growth ambitions – and in turn, our own.”

Jan Piet joined Teleplan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2011. Under his stewardship Teleplan has delivered strong financial results year after year in a tough aftermarket services sector.

Jan Piet’s extensive history in key financial management roles extends into noteworthy companies including Logica Benelux, Royal Dutch Shell, Enertel and Fokker Aircraft.

Michael Smith, President, America

Michael is responsible for the Teleplan business across the Americas region. The size of the Americas region justifies a dedicated executive leader managing and looking after the regional strategic execution and business development.

Michael has extensive experience in General Management, Operations, Business Development, Sales and Account Management with a history of starting up and running profitable businesses in hyper competitive environments.

Prior to joining Teleplan, Michael was the Chief Commercial Officer of Entercoms Inc., a Dallas based technology company that specializes in After Market Supply Chain Analytics and Operations.  In this capacity he was responsible for commercial strategy, business development and sales as well as the overall revenue growth of the company.

Prior to Entercoms he served as a Senior Executive for Foxconn International Holdings, a global contract manufacturing company where he ran Manufacturing and Distribution business as well as the startup and growth of a global after market services business.

Peter Bonte, President, Business Development

Peter is responsible for global business development and revenue growth and oversees global accounts, sales operations, bid management, strategic accounts and market planning, and the launches of new products and solutions.

Peter has in depth experience and expertise in International Supply Chain and Aftermarket Logistics, Business Development and driving international growth.

Prior to joining Teleplan, Peter was Vice President Global Business Development for DHL where he gained vast international experience in Operations, Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain and Business Development being based in Europe and Asia prior to moving to the Bay Area.

Aivar Elbrecht, Global Director, Innovation

Aivar is responsible for Teleplan’s global R&D activities and innovation roadmap including leading testing and diagnostic solutions such as our Revolution Ecosystem platform, a full functional automated mobile test solution.

Aivar has extensive experience and know-how in the engineering and production of mobile phone testers and robotic cells supporting telecom and electronics customers such as Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, Flextronics and Bosch.

Prior to joining Teleplan he started his own company TAF 3, offering engineering and machinery production services to European and US customers. Before that Aivar worked for JOT Automation and has held various positions including R&D Manager, Program Director and VP Operations.

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