Bastiaan is our key account 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.
Creating an open and honest customer relationship is key for Bastiaan. He believes his role is not about selling products, but showing the added value that Topa brings, both at an organisational and personal level.
With a sincere and considered approach, Bastiaan carefully examines all aspects of your distribution challenge. These may include reducing packaging complexity, reducing shipping costs, or reducing carbon footprint as well as improving shipment visibility, return logistics or providing thermal and mechanical testing, to bring positive, total project benefits to your supply chain.
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.’