A Letter from Guus
Some of you might know, that I served more than 11 years at the Royal Dutch Marines (1981-1992). From the Royal Naval Academy to operational practice and international experiences. A very impressive base for my personal development and growth and for successful business assignments later in my carreer.
After leaving the Marines, I started my commercial business life at Schick/Wilkinson Sword (1992-1997), the second largest shaving company in the world. After that I spent 2 years in the convectionary business at Redband Venco/Leaf. From 1999 till 2006, I lead SodaStream in the Benelux from scratch to a double-digit Dollar revenue.
From 2006 until mid-2009, I had 3,5 very exciting years at BRITA GmbH. It took me from their home-market Germany (and Austria), via a very challenging time in the West (building MAVEA in North America), to exploring business opportunities in the East, in India.
After BRITA/Mavea I returned to my own consultancy/interim agency Doorman Management BV, from where I experienced also very interesting assignments. From a challenging joint attempt to take over Inventum Holland BV (small domestic appliances, 2009-2010) -which we decided to abate-, via a very exciting test-project in Germany and the Netherlands (2010-2011) for Bevyz Global Ltd (hot/cold capsule dispensing), through Management-support activities back again at BRITA in 2012 for BRITA Ionox (water dispenser systems) in Bavaria and running the Private Label Department at BRITA Wasser-Filter-Systeme AG in Switzerland.
From late 2012 until late 2016 my team and I were responsible for BRITA’s Distributor Markets (40+) worldwide, which made me travel all over the world (Asia, South Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe and more).
From end 2016 till mid 2018 I was focussing on special projects for Qualicaps, a hard two-piece capsules and capsule equipment manufacturer, owned by Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC), a KAITEKI Company. This intensive turnaround project (Qualicaps Inc. North Carolina) ended in Q2 of 2018.
From June onwards, I am supporting the Management Team of B&T (Van Beekveld en Terpstra, organisatieadviesbureau) in Amsterdam. Alongside this small temporarily assignment, I am fully available for new challenges.
So I am looking forward hearing from you or even better WORKING with you, wherever in the world.
Until we talk or meet, you can always reach me via this website.
All the best, with kind regards