Helen Mets is an experienced senior leader who, for the past four years, has led the Caterpillar Equipment and Mining dealerships as Senior Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Dutch family company Pon. Prior to joining Pon, Helen built her career working for Avery Dennison, the global leader in pressure-sensitive adhesive materials. Within Avery, she held various leadership positions including global Vice President of Graphics & Reflective Films Division.
Helen, a British National, has a proven record of accomplishment in growing start-ups, business turnaround, and developing business in emerging countries.
As President DSM Resins & Functional Materials, Helen will succeed Patrick Niels, who is appointed to the position of President DSM Food Specialties.