Harry Maatjes

Harry Maatjes
Position: 
Trustee, Financial and Quality Manager
Nationality: 
Dutch
Availability: 
Variable
Background: 

Harry Maatjes graduated in Mechanical Engineering and has been working in various companies, mainly in the field of environmental issues. Harry specialized in non-production management, like quality, business start-ups, licencies, after-sales service and finance. In 2003 he joined Wittenborg as a teacher in SME modules, finance and law. On occasion, he gives seminars on subjects of the professional aspects of modern business. He is now living in the German city of Osnabrück.

 

Biography: 

Harry started his business career as a quality manager, soon to be followed by being appointed as a project manager. The company he worked with, belonged to the top-three specialists world-wide in tunnel ventilation. He managed projects in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Venezuela. He lived with his family in Venezuela for five years.

Harry then moved to a company that designed and produced blades for wind energy. There he specialized in negotiations with international customers, suppliers, partner companies and licencees. After the bankruptcy of the company, Harry joined a former director in setting up a company in after-sales services and patented knowledge licencies, as a financial director and negotiator.

Harry continued his career at Wittenborg, teaching SME modules, finance and law. From 2008 on he is a member of Wittenborg’s Trust with quality, finance and accreditation as fields of interest. Harry now owns a small company, which specializes in environmental issues, like odour reduction and elimination of pollution from factories, large kitchens and petrochemical industry.

My goal is continuous improvement through total involvement.

Expertise / Subjects: 
SME management
Finance
Quality
Accreditation
Mechanical Engineering