I am an energetic, always cheerful product and account manager with many (technical) skills and a wealth of experience in sales and product management.
For over 25 years I worked (freelance) as a product and account manager in the professional music instrument and audio industry, where bringing new products to the market and training dealers, as well as setting up sales plans were important tasks.
In my function as account manager I also worked 10 years for a musicians magazine where I was responsible for advertisement acquisition and contact with manufacturers and the like.
In recent years I have become more and more involved in online sales and can easily work with wordpress and the associated construction of commercial websites.
Social media and managing it is not my expertise but there is more than enough knowledge to add value in combination with sales actions and strategies.
I am a hands on man who finds it important to support and encourage others.
I currently have some hours per week available (on an invoice basis) and can in addition to my commitment, experience and knowledge, offer a favorable rate.
All in so no payroll tax, vacation pay, sick pay etc. but just a net amount per hour worked.
I am perfectly capable of functioning as a “spider in the web”, project supervisor, organizer, technical support, product training and office manager.
Minimum 8 hours, for more hours I like to give a discount on the hourly rate.
from 1978 till 1990 I ran a studio with my best friend, Rien van Nieuwenhuizen, first in Rien’s attic near the Hollands railroad in The Hague, later in Pijnacker. We made various productions and gradually the studio became more professional and we also worked for others. In 1990 I decided to use my knowledge of studio equipment and technique in general as a consultant in the field of studio construction and sales. Years later I returned to being a studio engineer and started to focus on Mastering
Between 1990 and 2014 I worked as product/account manager for several Dutch importers representing brands such as Marshall, Korg, Digitech, JBL, soundcraft and Shure in the BeNeLux.
I was responsible for the successful launch of the first digital mixing console fromSpirit by Soundcraft and was part of the English post development team.
With 1988 as my first, I visited the NAMM show in Los Angeles and the Frankfurter Musik messe every year, among other functions, as an advertising acquisition manager for Musicmaker magazine and as a Sales Manager for various companies and brands such as Mackie, Soundcraft, JBL and countless others. During these shows I made many (music) friends and also met a celebrity here and there.
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I was educated as an electronic engineer / instrument maker at the Anthony Fokker school for aviation and electronics in The Hague and started my career as an electronic aviation instrument maker at KLM.
I used my technical skills and education at companies like Xerox (service engineer), as an audio technician in my own and other studios and as a consultant in the 90’s where I advised on sound studio construction and also gave acoustical advice.
Today I am active within my own company Musictrades.
Setting up web shops and the associated marketing activities play an increasingly important role in my activities and I see a lot of growth and future in this, although I will continue to believe in a quality personal contact with people, something that absolutely does not have to exclude each other in my opinion.
Working as a sales and marketing consultant for smaller companies help tem to start up a business and install a sales and marketing plan
For the past 15 years I have enjoyed building websites, first as a hobby, and for the past 5 years I have been building and hosting sites for various artists, small companies and self-employed people.
Although not many CDs are pressed anymore, mastering is used more and more to distribute songs digitally via streaming services like Spotify and others. Mastering is still an activity I enjoy doing.
Book editing is a passion that I started in 2013, first for a friend. In combination with quality Print on Demand and the possibility to distribute books worldwide through large platforms, this service has also managed to attract a group of customers.
I use my education as an electronic engineer regular as a freelance technician at a retro gaming company (web shop) where I am responsible for repair and service
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See also musictrades website