Monday October 5th 2020



Agidens, the Belgian system integration company specialized in process optimization by means of consultancy, engineering, turnkey automated solutions and maintenance services, has appointed Hedwig Maes as new Chief Executive Officer of the company. As of October 1st, Mr. Maes will take over responsibilities from Geert Stienen, who indicated a couple of months ago that he wanted to pursue a new challenge outside the company.

With Hedwig Maes, Agidens gains a highly experienced Managing Director with a profound background in the business in which Agidens operates. Hedwig Maes studied Industrial Electronics at IHAM and Business Economics at UFSIA University in Antwerp. He is a Senior Executive with over 30 years of global experience in industrial automation and industrial systems, including 14 years with General Electric as Senior Vice President Enterprise Solutions and 10 years with Rockwell Automation where his last position was Vice President Global Systems & Solutions. His strategic capabilities combined with international business experience will be an important contribution in bringing Agidens to the next level.

John-Eric Bertrand, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Agidens: “We are very pleased to introduce Hedwig Maes to our customers, business partners and the Agidens family. We are convinced that Hedwig, supported by our Board of Directors, strong management team and the commitment and professionalism of all Agidens colleagues, will ensure a successful continuation of the Agidens mission and the close partnership we have with our customers and business partners. We would like to thank Geert Stienen for the great journey he has completed at Agidens and wish him every success in his new professional challenge. We are convinced that we will be able to work together in the future.”

About Agidens

The Belgian company Agidens helps its customers in improving processes by means of specialty advice, engineering, automation solutions and maintenance services. Agidens hereby focusses on target markets such as life sciences, food & beverage, tank terminals, (fine)chemicals and infrastructure. The engineering and system integration company employs over 600 people and is active in seven countries: Belgium (Headquarters), The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, the US and Poland. Together they reach a total order intake of 90 million euro. Ackermans & van Haaren (via Sofinim) is the main shareholder of the company. More information on