Frans van Houten starts as chief executive officer of Royal Philips Electronics NV today with the challenge of turning around the 3 billion-euro ($4.2 billion) television business, a task that eluded his predecessor.
Royal Philips Electronics NV , the world’s biggest maker of patient-monitoring system, named company veteran Frans van Houten as chief executive officer to succeed Gerard Kleisterlee .
Any one of the toothy ghouls you spot on Halloween night could be clients of a Paris-based fangsmith named Father Sebastiaan van Houten .
"Philips was even in bus companies, in furniture, in toilet seats, and in god knows what."
- Van Houten on Jan 13, 2015