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Eric van der Meulen

Background

  • Early career: Worked in Europe as plastic assembly specialist supporting a wide range of industries including automotive, electronics, building & construction, medical, telecommunications.
  • In US: Program Manager, inventing and building complex printing systems for polycarbonate automotive glazing.
  • Got my PMP (Project Management Professional) in 2009, which became the focus of my first consulting company Q’vive.
  • Coached executives and developed project teams and senior leaders to improve project management maturity.
  • Joined S A Partners in November 2022
  • Project work will initially be internally focused on program and account management processes and systems.

About Me

  • Started career with GE Plastics, as assembly specialist. Got green belt trained in the initial Six Sigma rollout. Everything was a project, then larger projects, and complex technical programs.
  • Extensive experience in managing complex programs in multicultural organizations. Business processes have always been a major focus.
  • As consultant worked on projects with SMEs in IT, HR, accounting, marketing, production, quality, compliance.
  • Largest projects were shutting down a Spandex plant in SC and integrating a greenfield production location in AL with main location in MI, leading 7 project teams.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, conversational in German.

About Me….personally

  • Based in Wixom, Michigan
  • Music brought me and my wife together in a small church in the Netherlands over 30 years ago. I enjoy improvisation on the piano. Before becoming an engineer, I studied jazz organ.

We both love good food and improvising in the kitchen to prepare it.