Andringa legacy continues at Vermeer with new CEO

Jason Andriga took over the family business yesterday as the Vermeer Corp.'s next CEO.

Andriga joined the company since 2005, after leaving a career in aeronautics that included time with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Before assuming the CEO role, he was president and chief operating officer. He will retain his duties as president.

“I’m excited, honored and humbled to have the opportunity to continue my family’s legacy of leadership at Vermeer into the third generation,” Andringa said. “We will continue to fulfill our promise to our customers by capitalizing on our strengths -- innovative, high-quality products; entrepreneurial dealers; and the diligent practice of continuous improvement while continuing to create opportunities for growth with today’s fast-moving customer expectations in mind.”

Andriga replaces his mother, outgoing CEO Mary Andringa, who will stay with the company as chair of the board.

“It’s been a great honor and privilege to be CEO,” Mary Andringa said. “I am confident in Jason and the entire team who will continue the work that’s been happening here for the last 68 years as they lead this company into a bright future.”

Vermeer is a designer and manufacturer of heavy duty equipment for agriculture, utilities, landscaping and other industries.

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