Jacques van der Meer
Entrepreneurship runs in Jacques' family.
As a boy, he helped his father out in the business, and at the age of 18, started an apprenticeship with a similar wholesaler in France.
In 1984, he officially joined the company and started handling orders and transporting them.
At present, he is at the head of this beautiful family business.
When I finally started working at SMW Holland, I focused on the internal structure and the automation of the company.
In order to do this properly, I followed various ICT courses.
This enabled me to automate many processes and also to create the webshop.
My work is fun and very versatile; I am involved in all areas of the company, such as customer relationship management, purchasing, finance and I also like to visit our customers.
I love sports, I played rugby for years and can still regularly be found on or around the rugby field.
At my daughter's hockey club, I help with the coaching and am regularly a referee.
In the weekend I like to watch Formula 1 and go out with my family.
My vision for the next five years is to expand SMW Holland and to keep up with developments.