Christophe Haemers, Peter Leleu
As a restauranteur, Peter Leleu, was frustrated about continually having to replace his umbrellas in his Belgium cafe. In 1999, he created Paraflex – an innovative, stylish design with a flexible arm. After consulting for Peter, Christophe Haemers purchased the company in 2005. Combining business acumen and technical expertise, Christophe and Peter dramatically increased their product offering to include eight unique shade designs. Today, Umbrosa is a worldwide leader in shade innovation, exporting to more than 60 countries.