Congratulations to Rinus Bergakker:
12,5 years working with HDG, the fruit consultants!
Happy new year.
2016 is a special year for HDG – the fruit consultants.
This year we celebrate HDG’s 35th anniversary. In 35 years HDG has become one of the leading fruit inspection and survey companies. There is more news; the founder and owner of the company – Otto de Groot – steps down as CEO. He proudly presents the new management team:
Rob Boogmans (General manager)
After a practical career at a fruit importer, Rob (NIVRE – registered fruit surveyor) joined the company in 1984 and is since 2003 managing director. He is well known for his knowledge of fruit and vegetables.
Drs. Stijn Verstijnen (Commercial director)
Stijn obtained a master degree in business administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and subsequently became a Captain in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. In 2011 he became member of the HDG team and specialised in fruit surveying.
Both Rob and Stijn will lead HDG the fruit consultants from January 2016 on. They are obviously focusing on optimising client satisfaction and integrating the newest technologies into the provided services. Otto de Groot will remain being the owner of the company and continues to actively assist the new management by carrying out surveys, training staff and further develop client relations.
And the winner is...
It was the happening of the year again. 65.000 individuals from 130 countries visited the Fruitlogistica in Berlin this year. As always, HDG did not miss the chance to attend this mega-event and dive even deeper into the market.
Several colleagues of HDG took the chance to meet potential and existing clients, promote HDG’s services and get a heads-up of the latest developments in the market.In the course of the trade fair, HDG was invited for a presentation hosted by Maersk for all surveyors to learn about their cooling system and to provide room for discussion. When participating in a quiz during this lecture, CEO and founder of HDG, Otto de Groot was able to contribute with his expertise and won the prize. Congrats!