You could say I am part of the PFM furniture, because I have been with the company since 2001. I started as an engineer, so I was at the early stage of our installations within the Communication part of our business. That means I have been part of the team installing over 200 drive-thru systems in the Netherlands. Besides I was there when we developed further into our Footfall business. I have learned so much over the years. All knowledge I use in my daily tasks today. My technical background and experience help me to speed up projects and in the end helps to keep our clients happy.
Walter: our project manager
Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. Yes, well that about covers it. I basically get to oversee all the projects we do. This can vary from the installation of a communication system for the drive-thru of a McDonalds restaurant in the Netherlands to the installation of a counting system for an entire shopping centre. I am in close contact with our own engineers, colleagues as well as the client, which makes my job the best there is!
“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude!”
Passion & Inspiration
What I love most about my job is the variety and the people. Not a day is ever the same. From supporting one of our technicians to advising our sales team on the best technical solutions, from planning a project during construction of an entire shopping centre, such as Leidsche Rijn Centrum, to talking to McDonalds about their expansion. Like I said, every day something new! ‘Running’ from one place to another keeps me going, both at work and at home. I have 2 boys, who keep me active as you can imagine… And besides I really love to run, so count me in on the next marathon! Wow that’s maybe a bit too enthusiastic, maybe semi marathon then….
"Work hard play hard!"
THe best thing
Since I joined PFM I have done so many things worth mentioning, this page just isn’t enough. So let me just highlight one.. Leidsche Rijn Centrum, which opened last year in May. After a development period of several years, you can imagine how cool it is when such a huge project goes ‘live’. PFM’s involvement in this project was huge, we were part of the development process! From a technical perspective this has been one of the most impressive projects I have been part of.
Any last words
After 17 years at PFM, I know what we are able to do for our clients. And I can only say I know that we will do so much more in the near future, so bring it on!