As a leader, entrepreneur and coach within a large American organisation (23, 00 employees) I led part of a graphic division (10 companies in Europe) and was member of Management team for this division. I had the responsibility to make decisions concerning all investments and purchase that was necessary for the entire division. Subsequently, I often travelled to the various locations.
As an entrepreneur I was very close involved in stipulating strategies to interest and gain new customers and to extend the share of existing customers. Also, I was responsible for setting up and taking over companies within the division. My energetic, flexible, vigorous and honest manner of managing has always ensured good and operative relations, both with customers and colleagues. Allegiance to colleagues but certainly also to my employers, is obvious for me.
As a coach I worked with four Managementteams wich represent over 500 employees. We strived for a tight organisation with companies which have the core functions: a good collegial work climate, a high customer (FMCG) satisfaction (99%), budget-tied and successive cost reductions (2007 Waste € 1, 60, 00, Purchase € 2, 50, 00) and policy conducts on maintenance and treatment of machines and property.
Leader or senior manager (permanent or temporary) which allows me to fully utilize my managerial and/or technical capacities. I am highly experienced in the graphic industry but not exclusively bound to it. As the largest part of my experience lies in organising, achieving the company objectives and coaching.
2009 Q1 Consultancy Cinram Alsdorf (Aachen) Germany, Print - Investigating & Advise in all aspects.
Organisation: AGI Media/MeadWestvaco (companies in Dublin, Swindon, Slough, Birmingham, Manchester, Littlehampton, London, Enschede, Uden, Warsaw and Salzburg).
Function: Director Manufacturing Mainland Europe
- Responsible for four companies in Europe.
- Senior manager of purchase team.
- Key Manager for all technical & logistical decisions.
- Key Manager for purchases of assets with high and low risks.
- Initiator/sponsor for colour management and process management
- Initiator/sponsor for centralising activities (such as Pre Press).
- Member of the AGI Media Managementteam. The Managementteam exists of six persons and has a head office in London.
Uden, the Netherlands
As of the opening in 1993, up to 2000 I was Managing Director at AGI Media in Uden. There are 80 employees. This company produces printed paper for music, game and DVD industry with 24 -, 36-, and 48-hour deliveries. This company has been successful from the beginning with periods of approximately 400 orders per day in several ( ***** . 000. 000) quantities.
In 1997, AGI Media bought a company in Austria. I have converted this standard commercial company with 24 employees into a well-oiled machinery with approximately 150 employees. It processes 800 up to 900 orders per day with several order sizes. This company also has delivery times of 24-, 36- and 48- hours and customers in music, game and DVD industry.
In 2002 I was responsible for AGI Media opening in Warsaw Poland. DVD’s are its core business. Since then, it has been a very profitable company with 85 employees and 24-hours supplies. 800, 00 Up to 1, 00, 00 DVD products are produced daily in an average quantity of 2, 00 pieces.
Enschede, the Netherlands
In 2005, I became responsible for AGI van der Steeg in Enschede. It has approximately 180 employees. In contrast to aforesaid companies AGI van der Steeg is a board printing company. For many years AGI van der Steeg has been market leader in Europe in the field of luxury packing for music, games and DVD’s, and since recently also for telephone and sim card products.
In 1996, AGI Media bought IPR in Dublin. As senior manager I implemented logistical and technical changes which were necessary due to the market changes of the previous years.
Swindon (UK), Haarlem and Weesp
The companies in Swindon (UK), Haarlem and Weesp were either added to the companies after purchase or opening or were closed. As Managing Director I was involved in these processes.
Organisation: Company Targa in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, board printing company for the food industry, approximately 80 employees for the offset department.
Function: Manager, member Managementteam.
- ***** /4 color printer, 1981 cooperate foreman, 1985 foreman, 1987 department leader, 1989 Manager offset & finishing.
- As Manager responsible for total planning & production.
Organisation: Rotobrite/Van Loosbroek in Oss, commercial printing house
Function: Student printer, 1-2 colour printer
1993 – 2008
Training Leadership 1988
During the years which I worked for AGI Media/MeadWestvaco I took several internal trainings per year. These went from purchase, finance, sales customers service, stock management, logistics, leadership and staff guidance to specific Managing Director workshops. More recently, I took several workshops that were internationally taught in Vienna:
- Success Through People management modules
- Targeting for performance and coaching 1 & 2
- Strategic Change management
- Six Sigma Champion training
Training : Manager Graphic Industry (diploma) institute: KVGO
Training : Teacher Offset Printing (diploma) institute: Stivako
***** : Military service
Training : Offset printer (diploma) Institute: Graphic