What did you do before you joined Marcelissen?
I started working in a food truck selling French fries when I was very young, just helping out on weekends. Also, I’ve worked for 10 years at a butcher close to home. I started out washing dishes and materials and ended up as Production manager. After this, I’ve worked, during my education, as service engineer at Westburg, a company that grows, sorts and packs tomatoes. Here I was maintaining their machines but also installing new equipment. This gave me some valuable experience in machine design and user-friendliness which I will never forget.
I started out as a mail boy, delivering newspapers on my bike when I was 13. In addition, I worked at a farmer for a couple of years. First working on the fields myself, afterwards as supervisor of the people working on the fields. My first internship during my education was at Geelen Counterflow. After I successfully completed my internship they offered me a job and I started working at the company’s warehouse. Later on I was promoted to assembling machines and eventually ended up as Lead engineer/R&D engineer. Here I worked until I made the transition to Marcelissen.