Bastiaan is our product manager and joined Topa Thermal in 2016. With a logistics industry background and a degree in Business Administration, Logistics and Supply Chain, Bastiaan has a positive and healthy outlook on life with a genuine desire to help customers with their cold chain shipping challenges and ensure pharmaceuticals and associated products can be shipped in a safe, efficient and cost-effective way.
Bastiaan is dedicated to ensuring a seamless transition of products from the design phase to customer delivery, prioritizing an excellent customer experience while also maintaining internal clarity, structure, and efficiency at Topa Thermal.
Bastiaan collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to identify ways to deliver value-added products to our customers. This also involves assessing methods to reduce our environmental footprint, such as the development of return logistics and environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
Outside of work, family and a healthy lifestyle mean everything to Bastiaan who, with his wife and young children, is planning to move to the countryside for more freedom, space and quiet.
As a follower of the ‘Wim Hof’ method, I strive to feel energetic, alive, healthy, positive and happy. And with this in mind, I try to be a positive colleague, to listen, help and work as a team.
My Favourite Innovator
Elon Musk – entrepreneur and businessman who founded X.com in 1999 (which later became PayPal), SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla Motors in 2003. Musk is my favourite innovator because he solves problems in a simple, effective and logical way and doesn’t shy away from failure. ‘Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.’