Michael is an experienced Sr. Member of the Board and Executive Committee of EHEDG and an active member in several National Committees concerned with Food Safety and Hygienic Design. After graduating in 2001 in Electrical Engineering, he completed his studies in Applied Psychology, Human Behaviour and several EHEDG (Hygienic design) areas of expertise. After working on various positions within the Friedhelm Loh Group, he started in 2016 as Business Development Manager at the Niedax Group. In his current position he is globally responsible for educating the food industry by sharing knowledge and experience on the concept and philosophy of hygienic cabling. Since 2012, Michael is an active board member of EHEDG Netherlands. In 2018, he received an international award for leading EHEDG Netherlands to become the Best EHEDG Region Worldwide. In 2015 Michael became Member of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Subcommittee Communication of EHEDG International, where he is responsible for the global communication strategy of EHEDG. As such he presented the first EHEDG Connects Magazine during the World Congress 2018 in London. In 2014, Michael joined several National Committees of SafeFoodFactory, an initiative of the Dutch Food Industry and supported by the Dutch Government, where he is still active as Secretary and Working Group member of Hygienic Cabling. Michael is also active in professional sports, as a member of the Business Club Committee of ARIS Leeuwarden, a professional basketball club playing in the highest National Division (Dutch Basketball League) in the Netherlands.Expert Groups
Hygienic compressed air working group: has developed a risk analysis of possible problems and describes these in the practical guideline Hygienic Compressed Air, with recommendations for designing and operating a food-safe compressed air system.
Workgroup Hygienic cabling: took, after practical tests in which existing cable support systems appeared to uncleanable, the legal requirements as the point of departure for arriving at regulations for hygienic cabling. A new cable support system was introduced.