Green Gas International BV (Green Gas), an international leader in the production of clean energy and carbon credits from coal mine and landfill gas, has announced that Joost Knoll will succeed Chris Norval as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, from 1 December 2011.
The appointment will be formalized during the General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on 2 November 2011.
Joost brings to Green Gas 25 years of management experience, from a variety of industries. Over the past decade, he successfully lead the Hertel Group, first as an Executive Board Member and from 2003 as CEO, during which time the company achieved strong growth. Whilst at Hertel, a major contractor to the Oil & Gas and Energy industry, Joost gained valuable insight into the markets and customer requirements also faced by Green Gas.
Before heading Hertel, Joost developed broad experience in waste management over a decade in various different roles at BFI, Waste Management and AVR. This included serving as a Director of several divisions of AVR, the undisputed waste management industry leader in the Netherlands.
Derk Stikker, Chairman of the Board of Green Gas, said: “We are grateful for all the effort Chris has put into the company. Today Green Gas International is in a unique situation from where it has a very strong base from which to grow.
“During the past twelve months, we have restructured the company so that there are no barriers to benefiting from the existing platform and to taking the company to the next level. I am confident that Joost is the right CEO for this task.”
Chris Norval, who will continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director of Green Gas International said: “I am proud of what has been achieved at Green Gas, under my leadership, and am grateful to colleagues for their support over the years. I will support Joost and other members of the Board in achieving further growth and development of Green Gas.”
Joost Knoll, CEO designate of Green Gas, added: “I look forward to building upon the strong foundations laid by Chris Norval. Green Gas already has a good track record in Europe, and is achieving strong growth in the Americas.
“I will be looking to build on this and to increase the overall scale of operations. Green Gas and its customers have enormous potential to benefit from the company’s unique propositon, namely:
“Managing the entire methane to energy project: from the design, build and investment to successful operation.’ I’m very excited at the prospect of leading Green Gas and the business opportunities and potential the company has.”
Joost Knoll has a BSc from Rotterdam University and followed an MBA at Henley Business School – University of Reading. Joost resides in the Netherlands.