Others about me
Monique Musch, Senior Director R&D Strategy & Operations Thermo Fisher Scientific.
"I have got to know Bert as a very capable senior leader who combines result-orientation with excellent people management skills. He quickly adapts to new organizations and brings out the strengths of the processes and teams as well as identifies improvement areas. His broad experience in product innovation makes the difference and he can lead teams to sustained success and customer satisfaction. His sense of humor always made me laugh!"
Gerrit Sitters, General Manager Cell Avidity, Lumicks, Amsterdam HQ.
"Bert has successfully led a complex multi-disciplinary biotech product development project within LUMICKS with various external development partners involved. He has the ability to understand an organization quickly and creates structure, process and team focus in a short time. His approach is pragmatic, based on clear trade-offs and modern with respect to being agile and learning fast from the market with early product prototypes."
Andrea Moerenhout, R&D Director Dorel Juvenile Europe.
"I got to know Bert as a very experienced and skilled NPD Program Manager as he worked at Dorel on several innovation projects. Bert always questioned the added value for the customer in relation to MVP, planning and cost which led to successful consumer centric products. He introduced the heartbeat methodology, allowing core team members to take responsibilities on key drivers whilst managing stakeholders (CEO & Directors of MKT, Operations, Finance) by providing the right level of information to take decisions.
We hired Bert also as a consultant to support the transformation of the R&D organization. In a changing environment, with fears competition and strong voice of the consumer, it was key to transform to a future proof set up. The goal was to create a new NPD model, changing from a conventional product development organization to a lean organization, whilst becoming even more consumer centric.
With his knowledge of product development organizations Bert was able to provide the right inputs that supported the creation of a new development model. His approach is very efficient and effective, asking the right questions and challenging outcomes to make sure we stay on the right track towards achieving the goals. But above all he has been a coach, inspirator and motivator to our teams and stakeholders in adopting our new way of working.
We worked very intensely together which made the transformation a success. Bert is a very nice person to work with, always respectful and challenging at times when needed to come to the best results!"