Did you notice? On a regular base, new employees start at Rioned. We are constantly growing and strengthening our team. In this blog we give our new colleagues the opportunity to introduce themselves. This time we meet Dave.

Name: Dave Trommelen

Function: Export Area Manager

Age: 47

Hello Dave, which function do you fulfil at Rioned? And what does that mean exactly?

“As Export Area Manager I am responsible for the indirect sales and support of distributors in countries where Rioned doesn’t have own representation. I work from the head office in Tilburg, and spend at least 30% of my time abroad. In short, my job is to generate business from export activities.”

Did you know Rioned before you applied for this position?

“I did not know Rioned. I came across the job offer on LinkedIn. After reading the job description I felt the position was a perfect match for my skills and experience. That is why I decided to apply for this position.”

What did you do before you started working at Rioned?

“Before working at Rioned, I have gained sales experience from previous jobs. You can basically divide it into three sections: material handling equipment, construction materials (selling to installation companies and plumbers), and international sales. These experiences are blended in my current job, I like that. Additional benefit is that I live really close to the office.’’

You've been with Rioned since June, and are you already feeling at home?

“I was surprised by the warm welcome I received and everyone’s effort to make me feel at home as soon as possible. I also noticed Rioned truly cares about a good work-life balance, I was looking for that.”

How would you describe Rioned?

“Rioned feels like a family business. In our organization there’s a lot of attention for employee wellbeing, growth opportunities and future perspectives. I’ve noticed Rioned is a strong brand in the industry. Our products are characterized by long lifespan, quality  and reliability. We use the experience and advice of our customers when developing new products. Rioned is an innovative company that wants to lead instead of follow. I love that.”

What would you like to achieve within Rioned?

“Growth! Personal and businesswise, but above all enjoying my work.”

And what do you like to do in your free time?

“I am married and have two children, a 19 year old daughter and a 16 year old son. I spend a lot of my spare time with my family. Besides that, I enjoy working in the garden and doing jobs around the house. I also like going to the movies or having dinner at a restaurant, but spending an evening at home every now and then is also very nice!’’

Thanks for sharing your story with us Dave! We wish you all the best in your new position as Export Area Manager!