International Cooperation Officer from July 2023 - today
The NAG is the trade association for national and international organisations established in the Netherlands and active in aerospace & airport development. The NAG’s mission is to continuously optimise the Dutch aviation industry’s ability to compete internationally. To realise this collective ambition worldwide, the NAG supports this sector through the development of expert knowledge, advocacy, access to the national and international market, and an extensive network.
The NAG participates in the National Growth Fund programme Aviation in Transition. Within the programme, the NAG leads a dedicated project that aims to strengthen international cooperation. It is focused on sustainable aviation and new, disruptive and cross-sector players in the Dutch ecosystem. Within this project I am responsible for amongst other activities within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Airbus and the NAG, and the MoU between Embraer and the NAG. The purpose of the MoU’s is to establish a long-term strategic relationship in the field of sustainable aviation research and innovation, for both academic and industrial parties.
More information on NAG: www.nag.aero
Project Management Officer from December 2022 - today
Aviation faces a huge challenge to become climate neutral by 2050. To this end, the Netherlands National Growth Fund has allocated € 383 million to the Aviation in Transition project to develop technologies, products, knowledge and an ecosystem for which there is a strongly growing demand from the global aviation market. With this the Dutch aviation sector has the opportunity to act as a pioneer in Europe in the transition to climate neutral aviation while increasing the structural economic growth of the Dutch economy. Within the project office I am responsible for project control, the interface with the government and coordination of projects in the fields of materials, production technology and structures, high-power electrical cabling and thermal and pneumatic systems.
More information on Aviation in Transition: www.luchtvaartintransitie.nl
Proposal Manager from December 2022 - June 2023 (7 months)
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy promotes the Netherlands as a country of enterprise with a strong international competitive position and an eye for sustainability. At the request of the ministry I have supported the Top Sector Logistics to write a proposal pitch deck on supply chain resilience.
More information on the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy: www.rijksoverheid.nl
Proposal and Project Manager from June 2021 - December 2022 (1 year and 7 months)
Unified International is the number one hands-on consultancy services company with a focus on the aerospace and defense sector. I have written proposals and managed projects for both national and international clients. Amongst others, I have written a proposal to design, convert, test and evaluate a hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain in a Dash 8-300 demonstration aircraft. Hydrogen Aircraft Powertrain and Storage System (HAPSS) is an entirely Dutch public-private partnership, set up by Unified International and InnovationQuarter with 17 companies, including the Fokker Services Group, the Royal Dutch Aerospace Center and the Technical University of Delft. From the Netherlands National Growth Fund, € 383 million was allocated to the Aviation in Transition program, of which HAPSS is the largest project.
More information on Unified International: www.unifiedinternational.net
Project Manager from April 2019 - November 2021 (2 years and 8 months)
The Central Staff develops the Defence policy. It directs the Defence activities, allocates the Defence budget and monitors Defence spending. I was responsible for projects within the Directorate of Business Operations. The directorate designs the work processes and the organization of Defence. The directorate thereby supports operational readiness and deployment. My projects were aimed at simplifying and digitising the frontend of the procurement process throughout the ministry of Defence and at professionalising portfolio, programme and project management.
More information on the Netherlands Ministry of Defence: www.defensie.nl
Proposal Editor from August - September 2020 (2 months)
HDES Service & Engineering is developing space-proven cool gas generators for safety applications on earth. The main advantage of this technology is that the storage is unpressurised and that it has an extreme long life. I have edited a proposal to develop an oxygen cool gas generator for military emergency applications.
More information on HDES Service & Engineering: www.hdes.nl
Project Manager from June 2017 - May 2019 (1 year and 11 months)
The Military Clothing and Personal Equipment Agency is part of the Defence Materiel Organisation. The agency takes care of the procurement, maintenance and sale of military clothing and personal equipment. I was responsible for projects in the supply chain division. Amongst others, for the integrated logistics support of new combat clothing. In this video the Commander in Chief and the Director of the Defence Materiel Organisation hand over the first sets.
More information on the Netherlands Ministry of Defence: www.defensie.nl
Kristian stands out for his extremely helpful attitude, his unwavering collegiality and his analytical skills. Besides that, he has strong communicative skills and knows how to give his thoughtful opinion in an inspiring and constructive manner. This makes him a pleasant and accessible sparring partner for many. He also offers a clear structure as project manager and remains calm in stressful situations. In addition, Kristian makes a strong contribution to strengthening project management within the agency. And last but not least, he has humor and shows himself to be very involved, both in the work and private sphere. This makes Kristian an example for the agency in general and the project management office in particular.
Colonel Harold Jacobs – Commander of the Military Clothing and Personal Equipment Agency
Proposal Manager from April - July 2018 (4 months)
The Loco Loca Foundation aims to promote social cohesion by making theatre accessible to vulnerable individuals. Also, the foundation offers them an experience in making a theater production. I have written two proposals for subsidies for an innovative theatre production. Both subsidies have been granted.
More information on one of the founders of Loco Loca: www.sillyousproductions.nl
Very efficient and creative are the first words that come to mind when I think of Kristian. He knew exactly how to put the essence of our message on paper. The communication between us went very smoothly and he was always easily accessible. We will certainly make more use of his services in the future.
Carmen Nichting – Founder Loco Loca
Business Developer from December 2016 - September 2017 (10 months)
The High Density Energy Storage Initiative develops applications for an advanced energy storage system. The system has the potential to store many times more energy than is possible with current technologies. I was responsible for the applications of the system for the defence market.
More information on the HDES Initiative: www.hdes.nl
Proposal Manager from April - May 2017 (2 months)
Teachers Channel develops Learning Content Management Systems for secondary schools, colleges and education professionals. I have written a proposal for one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands for the procurement of a user-friendly, scalable and flexible platform to support the teaching-learning process.
More information on Teachers Channel: pro.teacherschannel.nl
Proposal Manager from March - April 2017 (2 months)
Emoss Mobile Systems develops electric powertrains for manufacturers of busses and trucks. Under own brand, Emoss Mobile Systems is an original equipment manufacturer for electric busses and trucks as well as auxiliary and battery systems. I have written a proposal for a National Technology Project for the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to integrate their electric powertrain and a range extender in a military vehicle. The proposal has been granted.
More information on Emoss Mobile Systems: www.emoss.nl
Pragmatic, independent and to our full satisfaction.
Edwin Hobbel – Managing Director Emoss Mobile Systems
Proposal Manager from December 2016 - March 2017 (4 months)
Scenarios4 develops, prepares and executes interactive discussions for large, high profile events and conferences around the world. The scenario based policy discussion concept focusses on the awareness of the issue, the urgency of the problem and the discussion. A scenario based policy discussion starts with a problem statement and associated dilemmas in compelling films and is then supported by questions that are addressed in a plenary discussion. I have written proposals for both national and international clients.
More information on Scenarios4: www.scenarios4.com
Proposal Manager in November 2016 (1 month)
SpingSmart develops information and monitoring solutions based on sensor technology. I have written a proposal for the Safety & Security Atelier 2016 to develop a prototype alert that can easily be connected to a modem to increase the effectiveness of the national NL-Alert emergency alert system during the night. My proposal has reached third place in the finale.
More information on SpingSmart: www.spingsmart.nl
Kristian has the right contacts and the ability to combine technology and business into a very good proposal within short timelines. A great partner to work with.
Jan Gerard Snip – Chief Executive Officer SpingSmart
Proposal Manager from July - November 2016 (5 months)
The High Density Energy Storage Initiative develops applications for an advanced energy storage system. The system has the potential to store many times more energy than is possible with current technologies. I have written a proposal for the Defence Innovation Competition 2016 to integrate the energy storage system for a specific mission in a vehicle of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. My proposal has reached second place in the finale.
More information on the HDES Initiative: www.hdes.nl
Proposal Editor in October 2016 (1 month)
Atsence Middle East has been involved in the design and implementation of several command and crisis management centres. Atsence Middle East has been invited by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research to response to their tender for the design of a decision support centre. Together with the proposal manager I have written the proposal for the information systems and building design phase of the centre. The proposal for the integrated design of the centre covers a wide range of areas of expertise: geographical information systems, information technology and technical infrastructure, cyber security, telecommunication, architecture and interior design, control and emergency room design, access control, perimeter security and security management. The proposal has scored 92 out of 100 points.
More information on Atsence Middle East: www.atsence.com
Kristian joined the team two weeks before the deadline. He made the difference between a good proposal and an excellent proposal.
Léon de Bruijn – Managing Director Atsence Middle East
Project Manager from March 2015 - August 2016 (1 year and 6 months)
The INFRA2base project was a project for the Netherlands Ministry of Defence with the aim of designing and developing a military base with higher protection, reduced logistical footprint and a higher residual value. I have led the project and build up a consortium of international partners. Together with them I have integrated their expertise and technologies to a future basing concept. Additionally I have supported Nedshield in the development of a software tool that supports the user in the design of a base. I have also provided input for the program of requirements for the base of the future.
More information on Nedshield: www.nedshield.com
I want to express my appreciation to Kristian who has excelled and congratulate him in being able to break new ground in military basing, the impact of which will resonate in the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, as well as other MODs, for a long time to come.
Simon Oberholzer – Chief Executive Officer Nedshield
Business Developer from June - November 2015 (6 months)
CGG Safety and Systems is developing innovative products using the cool gas generator technology. I have guided CGG Safety and Systems with the application of cool gas generators for the defence market.