I joined the Talc business as quality manager for the Netherlands. One of my biggest achievements has been to implement the food safety program HACCP, Kosher, Halal and FSCC certification that we needed to start targeting new markets such as food, pharma, and cosmetics with a 100% natural food grade material. I was then able to secure the first customers for our new grade of talc products.
I like that I can focus on three different types of industries – Food, Pharma and Cosmetics. Each industry has its own requirements and developments that make the work challenging and never boring. The cooperation with my colleagues is open and constructive, people are always willing to support each other when needed. Several times a year we gather together for a drink, dinner or sports event.
Now that we are a new part of Elementis, we are starting a new challenge and I’m looking forward to the coming years. I have set goals for myself to learn more about our new portfolio and share the know-how about talc to my new colleagues.
Elementis is an established and well-known player in the cosmetics industry, so the biggest challenge for me will be to grow our business within the food and pharma industry. We will have some exciting years ahead and we will achieve our goals together as a new team.