1983-2001: Nelcon BV, Rotterdam

Supplier of various types of Harbour cranes and equipment (container cranes, straddle carriers, bulk cranes, mobile harbor cranes, portal cranes etc.)080522-160


Position: Deputy Director (1996 – 2001)


  • Responsible for Design Department and Sales-support-department
  • Focus on short- and long-term innovation projects, sales-support and sales-activities


  • Business development with new customers in Germany, France, Belgium, UK,
  • Development and sales of 3rd generation ASC’s
  • Development and delivery of light weight STS crane
  • Development of new type of Straddle Carriers (“HS”-type)


Position: Manager  Engineering & Projects(1989-1996)


  • Responsible for the Design department and Project Management department
  • Project manager for various projects of cranes for customers in port business in the Netherlands (Rotterdam region), Europe (Belgium, UK, Germany, France) and outside Europe (Dubai, South Africa).

Achievements a.o.:

  • Development and sales of 2nd generation ASC’s
  • Development of CAD-applications for R&D dept.
  • Establishment of state-of-the art planning and project control toolsASC

Position: Project engineer and Project Manager (1983-1989)


  • Responsible for design- and commissioning phase in projects of cranes for several customers in Port business in the Netherlands (Rotterdam region), in Europe (UK, Italy, France) and outside Europe in Middle East(Saudi Arabia) and Caribbean Curacao)

Achievements a.o.:

  • Redesign of new generation of Mobile Harbour Cranes
  • Design and sales of 1st generation unmanned stacking cranes (ASC’s)
  • On time delivery within budgets for several new designed STS cranes