2008 – 2009 Inter Ferry Boats (IFB) n.v.
Company of the NMBS Freight Group.
Mission: Adapt the company to the changing environment; the liberalisation of the Railways.
2007 – 2008 SUEZ Environnement
Development of water and waste activities in Belgium.
2005 - 2007 AHLERS LOGISTIC AND MARITIME SERVICES
2002 - 2004 ic. ANTWERPSE WATERWERKEN n.v.
2000 - 2001 Vandeputte International, Vandeputte Group
One of the biggest European companies in Personnel Protection. Vandeputte offers the right selection of products and services to create a safe environment.
1996 - 1999 Ter Beke (Fresh Food Group)
Group General Manager of Operations
On the takeover of several companies, the mission was to integrate these companies and implement a master plan to improve productivity and in the longer term, to decrease the number of factories.
As General Manager reorganised Les Nutons, Marche-en-Famenne.
1995 1996 DAF Trucks Vlaanderen
The mission was to make the company less dependant on the mother-company and from the cyclical truck market. Quality had to be particularly improved to the service level of DAF Eindhoven. A very important issue was Human Resources, a difficult relationship with the unions and a lack of motivation by the employees.
1990 - 1995 General Biscuits, Belgium - Group
Integrate the company into the parent group Danone and to improve total productivity to become more competitive on international markets.
1989 - 1990 IGLO-OLA (Unilever)
Buying, planning, distribution and co-packing
1983 1988 Group Danone (ex-BSN)
Merging of Alken-Kronenbourg and Maes Breweries.
Responsible for operations in the board of the group.
1985-1986 Alken-Kronenbourg in Alken
Reorganisation and integration within the Group.
Improvement in productivity.
1983-1985 Alken-Kronenbourg in Zulte
Integration of the company into the BSN Group
Implementation of a Master Plan
1976 1982 Artois Breweries, Bottling Centre,
1971 1975 Brasseries Bralima, Kinshasa
1971 1973 Production engineer and production manager
1973 1975 Technical Director
Until the Zairanisation at the end of 1975
1970 1971 Heineken Breweries, Rotterdam,
Bayreuth, Den Bosch.
Xaverius College (sj) Antwerp
1970 Catholic University Louvain
Chemical Engineer, great distinction
Catholic University Louvain
Engineer Breweries Thesis: Biochemical study of Flocculation, great distinction
1976 1979 Vlerick School for Management
(University of Ghent) MBA
1986 1988 Insead Fontainebleau, Cedep
International Management Program (MBA)
Financial management (Prof. Ooghe)
Activity Based Costing
Business Process Reengineering
Balanced Score Cards