Over a period of more than 20 years in the producing industry, Edwin Voskuilen gained broad international experience. Below you can find a brief overview of his background.
- In 1987 Edwin Voskuilen obtains his Master Degree in Business Economics (VU Amsterdam, NL).
- For a period of 5 years he works for the internal audit department of Koninklijke Hoogovens (KH). Main focus on financial and operational audits at subsidiaries in the Netherlands and abroad.
- Different financial and general management positions follow at KH and Corus. As well in the Netherlands as in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.
- In 2007 Edwin Voskuilen is appointed CEO of the business unit M+H Hydromation, part of the German Mann + Hummel Group. With headquarters in Tongeren (Belgium), M+H Hydromation has subsidiaries and offices in Hungary, Italy, USA, China, India and Brazil.
- In 2010 Edwin Voskuilen decided start as interim manager and management consultant focusing on advising and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in the industry.
Some striking merits
The thread in the career of Edwin Voskuilen is the search for result improvement. Constant recognizing improvement potential in processes, production and organization. Cost savings and efficiency improvements followed, lead and delivery times were shortened, cash flow has been improved. In a period of time over the past 25 years he stood for remarkable achievements.
- In 2001 he stood at the foundation of the start-up of the E-procurement platform BuyForMetals in Brussels (B), initiative of the four at that time leading European steel producers Corus, ThyssenKrupp, Usinor and Arbed/Aceralia. As CFO he was responsible for defining and synchronising the ‘Finance Strategy' with the ‘E-market Strategy' and the definition and implementation of the BFM antitrust compliance programme.
- At Cogent Laminations (2002-2006) he was as finance director and member of the core management team jointly responsible for the successful turnaround of this international industrial group. The leading producer and supplier of specialized steel laminations and components for motors and generators has been restructured from 7 to 5 producing sites. The labour intensive production was transferred from Germany and the UK to the extended production facility in Hungary. Also the ‘lean thinking’ methodology was implemented at all sites. After years of major losses the Group returned to a ‘break-even situation.
- Also at Mann+Hummel Hydromation (2007-2009), as CEO he successfully restructured the European operations. The production was transferred to low cost countries.. Improvement of organization and processes followed, better project controlling, and optimization of risk management and project management. The gross margin increased strongly, quality costs sank substantial and cash flow improved significantly.