Jelle van der Waal
Director, Crane Upgrades, EMEA North, Rotterdam
I started at Kalmar in 2008 as a Project Manager, became Manager of the Projects and Sales department in 2011, and then went on to manage the Dutch service operation. In early 2014, I was asked to lead the Crane Upgrade business in EMEA North.
Crane upgrades are the largest part of my daily work. My team creates a footprint in the different Kalmar sales organizations in the EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) North Region, and maintains our market share in the Dutch and Belgian markets.
What I enjoy most in my job is the combination of dealing with people and creating innovative solutions in a technical environment. I like to be part of a team that shows enthusiasm, drive, and determination. I always look for high-quality standards of performance from myself and others. The high standards of the Kalmar brand and products help a lot in this sense.
The challenge of my work is to keep a structured balance in all aspects of my job as a manager. Keeping promises to customers, creating innovative solutions, and knowing the financial results by heart.
Kalmar is the ideal company for young professionals with a higher technical education background and the right spirit to learn and to grow their competencies. If you show the right spirit, age is no barrier to achieving a management position.