It is always positive when you can eat a lot of cake in honor of celebrating colleagues. Positive for the company, for the colleagues in question and also for the rest of the staff, because they are taking advantage of the experience and a nice piece of cake.
At Peter Dekker Installations whe have that luck. Last friday we celebrated that Martien Verhulst en Piet Rensen both are working for 30 years at PDI. Both men still enjoy there work. Martien and Piet were both put in the spotlights and received the compliments of the CEO.
Mix of young and experience
"It is good to see that a lot of colleagues work for a long time at PDI", says Martien. From day one Martien is working as a costprice engineer. At first he was the only person doing this job, but with the expansion of the company two more colleagues joined him. "Younger guys. They learn from me as 'old school man' while i am learning from them. It is good to see that we have such a nice mix of young and experience."
Sons of growers
Both Martien and Piet have seen a lot in the agriculture. Piet workt first "in the field", but these days he is manager of the planning department at the office. They both saw the agriculture become bigger and bigger. Martien says: "What i really like is making quotations for the next generation of clients. They are now in charge of there farthers company and keep the relation with PDI alive. "I am very proud of that."
Special for Martien are the very complex projects. These are projects with a lot of compartments and multiple screens. It is nice to be part of these projects. Making a representative and good quotation is what it's all about.
Not ready for a long time
Both men have no intention to stop yet. Piet, who is older then Martien, hopes to join the club as long a possible. The annually visit to some growers is one of the things he likes the most.
And Martien? He is going for a next anniversary. "Fourty years should be possible. That is what i aim for. Going to work is still a lot of fun.