In this column, we introduce one of our employees by asking them a few questions about themselves. Why? Because we’re proud of our team! It’s their passion, knowledge and expertise that allows us to deliver onions of the highest possible quality: The Waterman Onion.
This time, we’d like to introduce Marc Kostwinder. The 23 year-old from Dronten learned about an opening for a forklift driver from one of our former Waterman colleagues in 2018. After a brief stint in agriculture mechanisation, Marc has since started working at Waterman Onions full-time. In his position, he enjoys brainstorming about safety issues with his co-workers: “A few of my colleagues and I came up with a plan to improve safety at sorting line 3. I worked it all out in detail, so it could be put into practice on the line. My colleague Derk Jan and I also elaborated on some ideas for the Waterman Grean project. Those are things that I’m proud of, and that I really enjoy doing.” Marc was able to put his hobby of technical drafting to good use in making the plans a reality.
But his ambitions don’t end with safety: “Leadership seems like a good fit. Helping people and solving problems; those are my main motivators.” That helping people is part of Marc’s nature was illustrated when he assisted with the implementation of StoPro in the workplace. He shared his ideas for making the system as user-friendly as possible during the process. With his help, the processing of loose onions in hoppers now runs smoothly.
When we asked Marc if he has any big dreams for the future, he laughed: “Absolutely; a big bank account. Once I have that, I’m going to buy a 1967 Ford Mustang. Then I want to drive around the US for a year to experience the car culture there from up close. That US road trip is my biggest dream. My friends and I have already planned out the route!”