Since 2017, investment company Triton has been majority shareholder in Unica. Alongside Triton, the Van Vliet family, the founders of the company, remain closely involved in Unica as major shareholder.
The Board of Directors, with two members, determines policy at Unica. The Supervisory Board, with three members, supervises the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee (ExCo), which includes representatives of all business clusters and shared services and the Board of Directors, is responsible for coordination of the organisation. There are also regular constructive consultation meetings with the Works Council.
With its current shareholders, Unica is able to combine its glorious history as a family-owned Dutch company with the professional support of the Triton team. The expertise and experience of Triton are deployed in a number of areas with a view to further improving operations, while carefully guarding the standards and values that match the family-owned character of the company. Cooperation with the shareholders was once again extremely favourable in 2021, and those shareholders demonstrate considerable confidence in the strategy of Unica. From the point of view of its shareholder base, the Unica growth ambition can rely on excellent support.
Board of Directors
John Quist (61) has been CEO of Unica since 2014. The holder of the CFO position on the Board of Directors at Unica changed in 2021. Since 1 July, Ron van Laar (50) has been appointed CFO, as successor to Bert Moser (61) who stepped down as Director after 33 years of loyal service. Ron previously occupied a number of financial management positions in a variety of different companies, and in his new role will work to further implement Unica’s growth strategy over the coming years, alongside John Quist. Ron has considerable experience of facilitating the growth of companies, including many businesses with an engineering background, and will make excellent use of that knowledge at Unica.
Throughout his career, Bert Moser played an important role in the success and stability of Unica, and represented the DNA of the family-run business that Unica still continues to be in many respects. He will continue to use his knowledge and experience as a consultant to the Supervisory Board.
When it came to making a change to the Board of Directors, a serious effort was made to find a female CFO, but we were unable to attract female candidates that offered the best match for the profile. In any future changes to the composition of the Board, Unica will continue to strive for a more balanced representation between men and women.
The Supervisory Board remained unchanged in 2021. The Supervisory Board in its current form was installed in 2017, and comprises Michiel Jaski (chairman), Luc Hendriks and Henk ten Hove. Michiel Jaski and Luc Hendriks were reappointed in 2021, for a further period of four years. The report from the Board on 2021 can be found here.
Employee representation at Unica is organised via the Works Council. When it comes to implementing policy, the management of Unica consults both formally and informally with the Works Council. In 2021, the Works Council consisted of 15 members, representing the various offices and companies of the Unica Groep. Thanks to constructive cooperation with the Board of Directors and others, the Works Council was able to approve and provide well-informed advice on policy developments within the company. The 2021 Works Council report can be found here.
Unica ICT Solutions BV, Van Kempen Koudetechniek BV, Pranger-Rosier Installaties BV and Gerco Brandpreventie BV have their own Works Council. Applicom Nederland BV has its own employee representation.
During the reporting period, no major changes took place in the share structure of the Unica Groep, with the exception of the expansion of the group of companies through a series of acquisitions. In 2021, operating companies Pranger-Rosier Holding BV (comprising Pranger-Rosier Installaties BV, Otte Installaties and Equu BV) and Fire Safety Holding BV (comprising Applicom Nederland BV, Fire Safety Projects BV, Gerco Brandpreventie BV and Red Profs BV) became part of the Unica Groep.