Ihab | Production Manager

My name is Ihab, Production Manager at Van der Valk Systemen. It is my task to ensure that everyone knows what they need to do and that everyone enjoys working here and can continue to develop themselves.

I make certain that production orders reach the team leaders and operators, and that there is a proper layout to ensure enough variety. Additionally, I find it important to be actively involved with my colleagues, addressing breakdowns and problems, and motivating them to perform their work better and with more pleasure.

In this position, I feel responsible for the development of individuals. It is crucial that the atmosphere is positive, and morale remains high. With these elements in place, the company runs like a well-oiled machine. Over the years I've been here, I've witnessed significant growth in the company and, as a result, have had the opportunity to mentor many new colleagues, which is, of course, great fun.

At the age of 18, I started at Van der Valk Systemen as a general assembly assistant. Showing initiative and collaborating with others is valued here, instilling the confidence to grow. I have now been with Van der Valk Systemen for over 17 years, having operated all the machines and currently leading a fantastic group of people.

The remarkable aspect of this company is its mentality: you can always consult with anyone, at any level. People here are not just numbers but real individuals who treat each other with respect.