Kinly appoints vice-president of procurement and product

Industry stalwart Jean-Paul Lemmens, who joined Kinly in 2019 as global procurement director, has been promoted to head up global procurement, product and strategic partner management.


Kinly has promoted Jean-Paul Lemmens to the role of vice-president of procurement, product and strategic partner management for global operations. 

Since joining the business at the start of 2019 as global procurement director, Lemmens has played a pivotal role in consolidating Kinly’s manufacturer and supplier ecosystem, improving rebate management and initiating the formation of Kinly’s Global Product Board (GPB) and Local Product Councils (LPC).

In his new role, Lemmens, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the AV industry, will lead the Kinly GPB to ensure global alignment on partner management and procurement. He will be based in the Netherlands and will report directly to Kinly’s chief executive, Tom Martin.

“As we continue to consolidate our preferred supplier network, and work even more closely with our strategic partners worldwide, I am delighted that Jean-Paul has agreed to take on a broader role within Kinly to ensure these initiatives are driven forward,” said Martin. 

“Successfully implementing decisions taken at product board level requires focus and a wider global mandate that extends to regional delivery. I am confident that the appointment of Jean-Paul will increase knowledge sharing, secure alignment on company goals and allow us to deliver on our global tactical initiatives in 2024.”

Lemmns said: “Through a focus on innovation and a goal to consolidate the landscape of manufacturers, I believe we can make our global strategic partnerships even stronger. I am now five years into my career at Kinly and my passion only continues to grow. ”

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