Joost Munsterhuis - ES EMEA Operations Leader
I started as a graduate at Power-Packer 20 years ago after which I moved into my first job as a Quality Engineer. In this role I was exposed to the entire organization and its processes, which was an indication of what would follow. During my time at Power-Packer I worked in pretty much every functional area. I have held roles as a team leader in Production, Logistics Leader, and on the commercial side of our organization as Key Account Manager, Project Manager and Business Developer. Later on I have been involved in roles focusing on Continuous Improvement and Lean for Actuant Corporation, the holding that owns Power-Packer. Currently I hold a role as EMEA Operations Leader for the business segment we call Engineered Solutions.
My motto is ‘Ordem e progresso’, the slogan on the Brazilian flag. This means I have positive mindset and continuously seek for improvement and new challenges. Through customer and supplier visits and development of my own knowledge, and maybe more important: drive and commitment. I am convinced that these qualities will lead to success in whatever you do.
In all of my jobs I faced new challenges, every day, every month and every year. Challenges that kept me on my toes and required creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and teamwork, often in an international setting. This requires an effort to develop myself, personally and professionally. Power-Packer has given me the opportunity to do so and I took the chances I got.