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Futuris boss moves to Visy

Rapid response: The industry’s loss of Mark De Wit – still only in his late 40s – will be pronounced as the Australian had become one of the top executives in the global automotive components sector.

Question mark over Futuris’ local operations as De Wit leaves, new CEO based in US

22 Nov 2016

- Futuris Automotive managing director and CEO Mark De Wit has left the leading automotive supplier to take up the role of chief operating officer for Australia’s biggest private company – the packaging, paper and recycling giant Visy.

- Mr De Wit led Futuris Automotive for almost nine years, taking on the top job early in 2008 at what was then a small Australian domestic producer of seating and interiors for the local car-makers, and turning it into a global manufacturing enterprise with 20 operations across five countries and about 6000 employees.

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