Mr. Rijneveldshoek is vice president of Ashland Inc. and president, Ashland Europe. In this role, he is responsible for the execution of all of Ashland’s business strategies on the Continent. He also oversees the company's Global Technology, and Marketing and Business Development groups as well as Ashland's shared services center in Rotterdam.
Mr. Rijneveldshoek joined Ashland in 1975, working in sales for Ashland's Drew Industrial business in Rotterdam. He has served as general manager for Drew Industrial's Dutch operations and marketing manager for Drew Industrial Europe. In 1990 he was promoted to Drew Industrial vice president for Europe and the Middle East; and in 2002, he was assigned additional responsibilities as director of Ashland's European Shared Business Services. In 2004, his area of responsibility was again expanded to include the Asia Pacific and African regions for Drew Industrial. He was appointed to his current position in October, 2006.
A native of The Netherlands, Rijneveldshoek earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Delft.