Our guardian of quality enjoys visiting clients and has learned everything by doing. This sports fanatic loves working with people and has done so for nearly 25 years. "Answering questions, solving problems and improving things. Preferably right there and then at the client's office.” Time to get to know him a bit better.
Johan Eland is 51 years old, married to his Natascha and father of Thijs (16) and Sven (11). Together they live in Dinteloord, where he was born and raised. "Dinteloord is quite small, but we have quite a few facilities. A swimming pool, a sports hall, a football club and all fairly central." This immediately showcases his greatest hobby: sports. As goalkeeper coach of V.V. Prinsenland and youth team leader of his youngest son, he also monitors quality (and fun) on the soccer field. "I like to keep myself busy: cycling, mountain biking, playing squash. Being involved in sports is joyful."
Twenty-four years ago, Johan came across an advertisement in the newspaper. Then, his irregular job as a transportation planner turned into a permanent commercial position with a small but growing company. "At Polyfluor, I joined a company with clear overview through short lines where you can switch quickly. That suited me well. I didn't know anything about plastics yet, but learned by doing. At first I just supported my colleague, but when he left, I jumped in at the deep end. With more and more responsibilities and tasks, I continued to build my knowledge. I also got to know the processes better and sometimes had to take charge. The more questions I received, the more experience I gained. That's how it grew. For me, the knowledge we gain and share with each other is the strength of Polyfluor. In this way, you can think in terms of solutions together."
As a sales engineer, Johan works with different groups of people, such as partners and customers. It is his job to keep them happy. He serves current customers and acquires new ones. By preparing quotes, making phone calls, visiting or presenting, it involves a great diversity of work. In addition, he is our quality manager. In this role, Johan deals with all certificates, processes and agreements, both internally and externally. This is both his strength and his desire. "I love diversity and working with people. I always try to look at things from different angles and manage accordingly."
With 24 years of faithful service, Polyfluor has become part of his personal balance. "I enjoy going to work every day. I get to be solution-oriented, visit clients, present products, you name it. Not always in the same place, rather out in the field. That makes it all the more fun." In addition, as a board member of the DunCIdunC Foundation, Johan organises activities and raises donors to raise money for research into CIC cancer and other childhood cancers. "A boy who played soccer on my youth team died of an aggressive form of cancer. It shows how much you should enjoy each day. We all try to make our own contribution." At Polyfluor, we can only have great respect for that.
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