Temporary structure and modular construction firm Losberger De Boer has appointed current chief operating officer Arnout de Hair (pictured left) as its new chief executive.

He will succeed Berndt Zoepffel (pictured right) who is stepping down to join the supervisory board of directors of the company.

De Hair was formerly chief executive of De Boer, prior to its merger with Losberger in 2017 when he was placed in an operating role. Since he began working with the firm in 1998, he has built extensive operational and general management experience during his various senior management roles.

The company’s supervisory board said: “Arnout de Hair has shown strong leadership during the transition of De Boer into a strong and profitable company. We are convinced that with him we have a very good candidate to fulfil that future role at Losberger De Boer.

“The merger between Losberger and De Boer is a major step in becoming a leading provider in temporary space solutions and we are on the threshold of a new phase in the further development of our company. We came to the conclusion that in the coming years, strong emphasis will be placed on the further integration of the various companies that were acquired during the last few years to fully benefit from all the available capabilities.”

Peter Rijkoort, current chairman of the supervisory board of directors of the Losberger De Boer Group, will be appointed chief operating officer.

The firm’s board said: “Losberger De Boer has undergone an impressive development under the leadership of Berndt Zoepffel since he joined the company in 1996.

“The merger with De Boer Structures in May of 2017 was an important milestone in a period of strong internal and external growth. Today, Losberger De Boer is a leading global player providing a wide range of products and services to many highly recognised customers.”