• About ME

    Personally :

    Likes travelling, world-food experiences, learning Chinese, IoT-addicted, and most of all love meeting people to share life-experience. Living in Europe - Belgium and Asia - Singapore and Philippines.

     

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    Professionally :

    Thirty years of general operational management experience in many countries and many industries with proven track record in discrete and process industry - (automotive, food, flooring, packaging, paint, plastics) - for supply, process and assembly.

    Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Vision, Innovations, Break-through strategy, Glocal business, Roll-out of strategy, Multi-country, Cross-cultural, Successfully restructured factories, Business Improvements, Minimalist

    Specialities: Independent Management, Operational Management, Key-Account, Program Management, Start-ups, Closings, Change Management, Re-structuring, Crisis-management, Union-negotiations, Turn-around management. Lean Six Sigma Gemba manager. Simplifier.

  • Education

    MIT Sloan Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities

    2020 - 2020

    Digital Transformations - Berkeley : People, Data and Process

    2020 - 2020

    PROSCI ADKAR Practitioner

    2020 - 2020

    Master Black Belt Lean Six Sigma

    2013-2015

    Master Degree of Creativity

    profit-organisations

    2004 - 2005

    Master of Business Administrator

    1992-1994

    Master Degree

    Academic Engineering - focus Computer Science

    1983-1986

    Master Degree

    Industrial Engineering - focus High-power Automatisation

    1979-1983

  • Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication.

    Leonardo Da Vinci.

  • Projects

    14: 2020/01 – PwC (RBR) World-wide Gemba Transformation project – Discrete Plastic Italy + Chemical Poland industry

    13: 2019/07 - Site Director Belgium – CommScope / Raychem –Telecom: International Group

    12: 2017/11 - Site Manager Ivory Coast San Pedro – BARRY CALLEBAUT – Cocoa: International Group

    11: 2016/11 - GLOBAL Operational Excellence – BARRY CALLEBAUT – Chocolate + Cocoa: International Group

    10: 2014/11 - Implement ASSET DRIVEN organisation – BARRY CALLEBAUT – Cocoa: International Group

    09: 2012/07 - Plant Manager – BERRYALLOC – Granulates + Textile + Hard Flooring - Norway: Family Company

    08: 2011/06 - Plant Manager – Johnson Controls International – car industry – Belgium: International group

    07: 2007/01 - Plant Manager – TEVC / ALUVAN – Truck, Trailer and Panels – Poland/Belgium: Family Company

    06: 2003/01 - Operations Director - Smurfit Kappa – Corrugating Packaging Industry - Belgium: Industrial group

    05: 2001/10 - Site manager- TotalFina (SigmaKalon) - Paint process producer - Belgium: Industrial Group

    04: 1998/12 - Managing Director - TI - Plastic Fuel Tank producer – Belgium-Sweden: Industrial Group

    03: 1996/12 - COO - Butz Ieper Industry-Automotive – Belgium/Poland/Spain: Family Company

    02: 1991/01 - Manufacturing Director - Continental (ITT) - Automotive - Belgium: International Group

    01: 1986/12 - ICT + production advisor – SIDAL – Hoogovens Aluminum – TATA International group

  • Hello, I'm DIRK.

    I work in the world and live like a world-liner.

  • Areas of Practice

    Interim Management

    Lean Six Sigma Projects

    Operational Conflict Management

    Organisational Transformations

  • reach out

    I'm available for world-wide projects as I worked in most continents already.