July 2018

In memoriam, Mr. Coert Polman


We are shocked and deeply saddened by the death of the founder of our company, father and father-in-law Mr. Coert Polman. He suddenly passed away on Wednesday the 4th of July last.

Throughout his career Coert has spent a lot of passion and dedication towards using effect pigments for the most diverse products. In the beginning of the 80's he founded a European branch office for the American company Mearl, a producer of pearlescent pigments, later acquired by Engelhard and now a days part of BASF.

In order to respond to the rapidly growing demand for glittering effects he started a new company, GEOTECH, in 1984. After we were able to take over the company from him in 1999, he focused on his other great passion; sailing. Coert made a long journey through Europe to finally settle down in his beloved Italy.

After his return to the Netherlands, Coert delivered a major and crucial contribution to the successful acquisition of the French company Paillettes Et Pigments in 2016 through which GEOTECH obtained its own sales office in France. Until the very last moment he was active for GEOTECH taking care of the distribution into some French-speaking countries.

Besides losing a great father and father-in-law we also lose a real professional in our industry with a huge amount of know-how which is rarely encountered now a days.

Madelon Polman & Harold van Haren.

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