Managing Director

Managing Director

Work Experience

• Member of the executive board
o Strategic reorientation & refinancing of the company.
o Reorganization/downsizing of the company.
o Divestment program of non core Business units.
• Restructured Polish organization from full operational unit into internal trucking provider.
o Set up internal cost price.
o Create SLA’s.
o Overhead reduction.
o Clear responsibilities between east and west Europe
• Restructuring and selling of a Warehouse operation in Genthin(D).
• Execution of Operational Excellence program:
o Implementation of company wide (>50 sites) financial system.
o Implementation of process management
o Executed full Business Process Redesign(BPR).
o Development of new AO/IC environment.
o Decreased waste in back office processes using Lean/Six Sigma techniques.
• Introduced & implemented Lean/Six Sigma.
o Decreased Order to Cash cycle time.
o Training & Coaching of people.
o Executing projects resulting in lower costs and higher efficiency.
• Introduced & implemented Strategic Capacity Planning regarding truck capacity.
o Balance between own capacity and in sourced capacity.
o Restructuring Technical department.
o Introduced Asset Management.
• Information management.
o Improvement data quality and timely availability
o Implemented KPI reporting & Dashboards.
o Development of reliable KPI’s.
• Re-alignment of departments reducing overhead and Costs:
o ICT services
o Process Management
o Purchase
o Fleet Services
o Quality
• Logistical Development
o Project & Program management
o Resource Allocation
o Feasibility research
• QESH(Quality, Safety, Environment & Health)
o All sites are ISO certified.
o Where necessary HACCP, GMP and SQAS.
o Quality maintained at a high and stable level.
• Introduced & implemented Sustainable Development(MvO) and GRI reporting within KNV and Vos Logistics.


2005 LEAN/Six Sigma BB Candidate
1998 – 2001 logistics academy (Venlo) Diploma(HBO)
1992 – 1996 Economics(Tilburg) Not completed
1986 – 1992 VWO Diploma

Various courses:
• 2x Management Development Program Vos Logistics.
• Process Management training.
• Financials for non-financials.
• ISO auditing.
• Route cause analysis.
• International driver diploma.


Pragmatic, communicative, I know how to handle stress, flexible, people/team manager, result driven, cost focused, creative and analytical, multi level sparring partner.


Dutch: native
English: fluent
German: good
French: fair


I am an all round leader/manager with a broad experience in leading, managing, improving and restructuring (staff) departments and Business Units within medium/large (logistic) companies.
My interests go to maximizing top- and bottom-line results using the strategy of the organization as a guideline. I accomplish results by: executing improvement programs and projects, developing innovative solutions, being creative and analytical at the same time, executing cost alignment programs, minimizing waste using lean and Six Sigma techniques and most important, I motivate people by making them part of the strategy and therefore the solution. We need motivated staff to accomplish any goal.
I am a pragmatic and communicative manager who knows how to handle stress, I combine creativity with analytics, I am result driven and cost focused. I am a people manager/team player who can act on all levels within an organization.