Meet Jendo Visser - Fast - flexible - efficient
INTERVIEW with Jendo Visser
Fast, flexible, efficient. This is how our newly hired IFT & nutritional expert Jendo Visser describes DP Supply and himself in three words.
Want to know more about our colleague Jendo and his future developments? Read the whole interview between him and Irene Haidlmair (Assistant MT & Marketing) …
Irene: Welcome to DP Supply
In which department are you working and what are your tasks?
Jendo: I am working in the R&D department and am responsible for infant nutrition and nutritional products.
Irene: How did you find out about DP Supply and what was the reason to apply for this job?
Jendo: I already heard about DP Supply as I have been working in the ingredients market for quite some time and knew a number of former few colleagues who are currently working at DP Supply as well. Then I heard that DP Supply is about to venture in infant nutrition …A few days later I got a call from Sierk; very straight and smart as we know him, he said: “Hi Jendo – Sierk speaking – I have a job for you! … I was eager to contribute in setting up this new segment at DP Supply and together with DMK Baby we can play a big role in the IFT market of the future.
Irene: Have you been working in this field before?
Jendo: I have been working for 10 years in another dairy company of which I spent 5 years in the R&D department followed by a function on the commercial side - all infant nutrition related.
I worked in sports nutrition for a short time as well.
This is what describes my passion: I like to work with nutritional products
I foresee that nutritional products will become even more important than they are nowadays. The future for the dairy industry lies in nutritional products. DP Supply entering in this segment is a logical step and very exciting.
Irene: What kind of study did you do?
Jendo: I studied food technology in Bolsward and Wageningen.
Irene: What job have you been dreaming of when you were little?
Jendo: As a kid you normally dream of being a fireman, a gardener or so. I have a very broad interest in hard science of chemistry and physics but also the more commercial side of business. You can find a combination both in food technology. This is why I started with food technology and this is still a big driver for me.
Irene: What are your hobbies/ spare time activities/ family situation?
Jendo: My job is good combinable with my family situation (married with two daughters) and leaving some time to do other things like sports (triathlon) and working in the garden around the house.
By the way, doing triathlons or raising babies are excellent ways of feld testing nutritional products!
Irene: 3 words that would describe you and DP Supply
The market nowadays is quite dynamic. To play in this field you need to be able to introduce product(modifications) fast, you need to be a flexible partner and you need to have efficient processes. This is what DP Supply stands for and how I work.
Irene: Thanks a lot for your commitment, Jendo! It is a pleasure having you in our team