Hans van der Salm new COO Havecon Horticultural Projects
Due to the growing size of the company and the ever larger projects they are involved in, Havecon has decided to expand the management team. Hans van der Salm (48) will join the international greenhouse builder as COO as of August 2021. "The developments in the sector call for a solid organization. With this expansion, we are preparing ourselves for further growth," says DGA Henk Verbakel.
After his studies at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Hans van der Salm started his career at organization & consultancy firm Conclusion. Because of his affinity with technology, he made the switch to the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. For the past 13 years, he has been working at airline company KLM.
Hans will use the knowledge and experience he at these companies to ensure Havecon's growth is structured and organized.
"In horticulture, Havecon is quite a player, but compared to companies like this, we are only at the beginning," Henk Verbakel tells us. "It's no secret that greenhouse horticulture has grown considerably in recent years. The projects we work on are becoming larger and more complex. At the same time the wishes and requirements of our customers are also becoming higher and more stringent. That calls for a more solid organization."
Hans will focus on the operational and organizational side of Havecon's growth. The combination he brings to this- a LEAN background, a Rotterdam approach and experience at Fokker / KLM- will in any case ensure a 'flying' start. "The goal is to continue to deliver the most beautiful turnkey greenhouse projects together with Henk Verbakel and the driven team of Havecon / Voorwinden," says Hans.