Gerhard Kolk

Gerhard Kolk

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I'm proud that we've made a success of the logistic car transport concept.

In 2014, Gerhard Kolk joined Koopman as Manager Process Improvement Car transport. By now, he is Director Operations Car transport, a position in which he is responsible for the European distribution network of Koopman Car transport, and for 400 colleagues. Gerhard, Ad ten Brink and Theo Roelofs jointly form the Car transport management team. 

Optimum operations

Gerhard's job is multifunctional: "As Director of Operations, you are responsible for all aspects required to have the operation run as smoothly as possible: customer contact, finance, HR, personal matters at the office... Need I continue? No two days are the same, which is what makes my job so fascinating. But the best thing about this family firm, for me, is that Koopman gives me all the freedom and leeway I need for effective enterprise. A good example is the opportunity I was given to develop a new logistic car transport concept.

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At Koopman, I have all the freedom and leeway I need for effective enterprise.

Nomination

The concept resulted in Gerhard being nominated for the title of 'Logistic Manager of the Year'. Gerhard: "It was wonderful to be recognised. I'm proud that as an operational team, we've made a success of the logistic car transport concept: we've already booked 30% growth. That will allow us to continue to meet our contract obligations in this extremely complex employment market."