After studying service and facility management in Germany and the Netherlands, I worked in various positions at FM Consulting. Internationally I was responsible for various implementations of web-based CAFM and maintenance management software in commerce, industry and the public sector. After the successful establishment of a CAFM provider (start-up) in Germany and Austria, I took over the management of the FM department at NORDSEE in Bremerhaven at the beginning of 2013. In September 2015, I was assigned to expand facility management at KLEPIERRE Germany and was responsible for a real estate portfolio of more than 450,000 m² GFA. Since 2018 I am self-employed and offer my customers the added value of years of project experience combined with operational responsibility.
In the higher education landscape, I am still active as an advisor to the Dutch Saxion Hogeschool Ijselland in Deventer, combining my professional experience with teaching and research.
Viewpoint of a manager. Heart of a craftsman.Even if you are sure to be the born facility manager, you are not born a facility manager. In my daily practice, I benefit greatly from my training in the trades. And from my CV as a career changer and lateral thinker, which can be read in my curriculum vitae.
Head of Facility Management for nationwide event real estate operator (Greater Union International, known as CineStar Group). Department manager (about 20 employees) for facility management, technical purchasing and property management.
Head of Facility Management at KLEPPIERE, Ruhrgebiet. Listed international retail property group, 1,200 employees. Head of Facility Management Department of Commercial Real Estate (shopping center). Reporting line: directly to the management (CEO and COO). Management responsibility: approx. 20 employees.
Lecturer at the Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Lecturer for the module "Computer-aided Facility Management (CAFM) with four semester credit hours.
Consultant for CAFM software at Axxerion Services BV, Heteren, The Netherlands. Cloud computing Provider for facility management, ITIL, real estate, ERP and maintenance software.