GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE
THAT REV UP THE PARTS INDUSTRY.
PDG is what can happen when experienced business builders and seasoned industry experts join forces. Meet the team behind the fastest growing motorcycle parts distributor in Europe.
Bryan Smaal – CEO/CFO
Bryan Smaal joined PDG in May 2022 as CFO. In this role he holds responsibility for all financial matters as well as ESG, IT, Legal&Compliance and HR. Prior to PDG Bryan ,amongst other jobs, worked for PwC for 8 years and was part of the management board of Car parts distributor Sator/LKQ for 4 years. Bryan holds a master’s degree from Nyenrode and a postgraduate ‘Register Accountant’.
Tom Beyers – Executive Chairman
Tom Beyers was CEO as of July 2018 and became Executive Chairman in August 2022. In this role he will focus on the Buy & Build Strategy throughout Europe. Prior to joining PDG, Tom has held management positions at several major distribution companies, such as CRH Distribution and Fedrus International. As well as being a business builder for over 20 years, he has a Degree in Commercial Engineering from Antwerp University.
Arno van de Glind – Managing Director Hoco Parts
Arno van de Glind joined Hoco Parts BV in 2002 and became Managing Director in 2018. Arno is responsible for Hoco Parts’ business, strategy and buy-and-build integrations. He holds a Master of Science in Management from Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands.
Eric Houben – Managing Director CMS
Eric Houben started in November 2022 as Managing Director of CMS responsible for strategy, results and growth. He gained almost 3 decades of experience in the Automotove industry in various positions and responsibilities. Before he joined CMS, Eric was director of Marketing & E-commerce and head of digital strategy in the LKQ-Fource organization. Eric has a degree in IT and build a lot of affinity with the digitalization and optimalisation of processes in merchant environments.
Robert Pater – Managing Director Motorcycle Storehouse
Robert joined Motorcycle Storehouse as CFO in February 2017 and is currently Managing Director. He is responsible for managing strategy, performance and growth at MCS. Before joining MCS, Robert was CFO at Linxdatacenter and infrastructure solutions contractor Nacap. He holds a Masters degree in Accountancy from the University of Groningen. Robert is a chartered accountant (RA) and holds a postgraduate ‘Register Controller’.