Léon Lankester has a broad technical background and possesses a sharp business acumen. These qualities combine to make him excellent at managing complex and innovative projects. His expertise and experience give him the skills not only to monitor projects, but also to manage the substantive side and bring them to realisation while safeguarding the client’s interests. Léon also holds a seat on the Supervisory Council of Platform Geothermie.
Managing Director- Appraiser and Transaction Manager
Aad Janssen is an estate agent and business interest broker. His particular area of expertise lies in valuing enterprises and IP (intellectual property) rights in the greenhouse industry and related enterprises (plant breeders, exporters, suppliers). Over the course of his career, Aad Janssen has brokered numerous corporate transfers, both real estate property and enterprises. Aad Janssen is both a Recognised European Valuer, a Registered Estate Agent/Valuer and a Registered Valuator of Business Interests.
Enitha van der Wel is part of everything that happens at AAB. She assists the board and supervisory director, is involved in board meetings of clients (specifically greenhouse enterprises), handles human resource management and answers any questions her co-workers may have.
Head of Energy & CO2 Emissions Consultant
Erik Bax has extensive experience with energy, grants and subsidies. He advises numerous enterprises on forward positions, energy analyses, budgets and CO2 emissions matters. Incentives for reducing energy consumption and improving sustainability in energy supplies, and the accompanying feasibility studies, are areas in which he is possesses a wide understanding. He also has extensive experience with applying for various grants and subsidies such as SDE+, MEI and IMM, and he regularly negotiates with authorities about the substance of various schemes.
Senior Management Consultant
Bram Hanemaaijer’s experience in the greenhouse sector (chiefly in an international context) gives him a broad area of expertise. He assists the boards of various companies as a senior management consultant, in particular helping to shape visions and strategies. He also handles a range of energy-related issues. He specialises in improving sustainability and in future concepts of energy requirements and energy consumption. He also possesses a great deal of experience in partnership projects, residual heat and geothermal heating.
Sebastiaan Cretier provides companies with assistance and advice in contracting, futures trading, energy analyses, budgeting and application of sustainable energy. He also carries out operational checks of such matters as invoicing and daily energy positions. He specialises in the daily and operational energy trading.
Marcel Dries has experienced the energy sector from various different perspectives. He provides companies with assistance and advice in contracting, futures trading, energy analyses and budgeting. He also carries out operational checks of such matters as invoicing and daily energy positions. He specialises in technology, maintenance, lease and purchase contracts for power systems such as CHP. Other areas of expertise include preparing feasibility studies for residual heat, steam distribution, sustainable energy (e.g. geothermal and solar) and allocation concepts for horticulture and industry clusters.
In his capacity as energy consultant, Sven Koreneef is concerned with various energy-related matters. He provides companies with assistance and advice in contracting, futures trading, energy analyses and budgeting. He specializes in guidance and advice for the optimum deployment of installations in the various electricity markets. He is also specialized in energy saving and conducting savings studies such as the energy audit and the obligation to provide information about energy saving.
In his capacity as energy consultant, Jaap Vreugdenhil is concerned with various energy-related matters. He provides companies with assistance and advice in contracting, futures trading, energy analyses and budgeting. He also carries out operational checks of such matters as invoicing and daily energy positions. He specialises in international energy issues in which feasibility studies, residual heat issues and climate data are vital elements.
Head of Licensing
Alwin van Ruijven seeks creative solutions to giving shape to clients’ preferences within the confines of their zoning plans. If the possibilities are too limited, he takes charge in having the zoning plan modified. He also specialises in environmental regulations for greenhouse enterprises, not only consulting with government authorities about the interpretation of the applicable laws and regulations, but also identifying acceptable solutions for reducing emissions of water, nitrogen, NOx, plant protection products.
Jaco Bakker works as a modeler in our team of engineers. He is concerned with engineering, design, visualization videos and preparatory drawings of both geothermal projects and (greenhouse) horticultural projects as well as the relating technical installations. He supports the process from draft design to final design.
2D & 3D Modeler
Ivo Barendse works as a modeler in our team of engineers. He is concerned with engineering, design and preparatory drawings of both (greenhouse) horticultural projects and relating technical installations. He supports the process from draft design to final design.
Tjalling Damen gives business premises their appearance. He designs and details everything from sketches, 3D visualisations, permit applications up to and including the building specifications. He also creates various graphic designs (logos, folders, presentations etc.). As his work often overlaps with permit applications, he arranges many kinds of permit applications.
Spatial Planning and Permit Consultant
Michaël den Duijn spends his days dealing with various permits and issues in the field of geothermal heat, reverse osmosis, environment and spatial planning. He assists in processes and procedures and is also able to provide support in the field of soil issues with his chemical and environmental background.
On a daily basis Henk van Koppen is dealing with various permits in the field of renovation and new constructions, amongst others issues concerning spatial planning and environmental issues are part of his job Also he supervises several research companies to perform the appropriate research on each project. This involves research in the field of soil quality, flora and fauna, archeology etc.
Permit and Environment Consultant
Krijn Rodenburg spends his days dealing with everything that is related to spatial planning and the environment, and is in regular contact with government authorities such as municipalities, water boards, provinces and ministries. He has more than ten years' experience applying for all manner of different environmental and planning permits and creating accompanying drawings, and is our specialist in sound-related matters (advice, measurements and calculations). In recent years he has been specialising in geothermal projects and distribution grids (heat and steam), serving as the link between the permit side and the technical side.
Bas Smits works as a modeler in our team of engineers. He is concerned with engineering, design and preparatory drawings of both (greenhouse) horticultural projects and relating technical installations. He supports the process from draft design to final design.
Spatial Planning and Permit Consultant
Ronald van der Wel is a master of the entire process from design to realisation of business premises. Where necessary he takes charge in seeking modification of zoning plans to give shape to the client’s spatial planning wishes. His wide understanding of spatial planning and architectural engineering ensure a practical and result-focused approach to permit applications.
Manager Technical Department
Marc Vijverberg has technical and managerial skills and is member of the management team. As Manager Technical Department he is dealing with the realisation of projects both national and international, guards the projects under construction of the Technical department with a helicopter view, makes and maintains (inter)national contacts and is responsible for the internal affairs of the Technical department.
Senior Project Manager
Pieter van Velden’s roots are in greenhouse engineering, where he gained extensive experience at home and abroad. His skill in incorporating the financial aspects of various forms of technology in investment decisions makes him an ideal sparring partner for major investors. He also has the ability to map out and monitor risks, giving him a key role in various projects as the link between investor, board and on-site personnel.
Arno Bruinen is skilled in giving advice with regard to all-round building supervision for new buildings. His specific areas of expertise are (mechanical) engineering issues and projects from preliminary design to implementation with a special focus on all components in a greenhouse facility. Arno has extensive experience abroad, however, he also focuses on special projects from climate cells to heat projects.
In his role as Project Manager, René is responsible for greenhouse design of horticulture and plant breeding enterprises, both in domestic and foreign markets. His area of specialisation is irrigation and electrical engineering for greenhouse facilities.
Robert Jan Groen is skilled in giving advice with regard to all-round building supervision for both new buildings and renovation projects. In particular, projects regarding mechanical engineering and projects from preliminary design to implementation with a specific area of expertise in the field of detailed engineering, climatic chambers, solar and geothermal installations and heat networks are part of his activities.
As a project manager, Richard Groenewegen deals with very diverse technical issues. He heads up construction and renovation projects for plant breeding and greenhouse enterprises. He is also a technical specialist with extensive experience with geothermal heat extraction and heat distribution.
In his capacity as project manager, Anton Hanemaaijer makes sure that the various architectural engineering processes are properly organised, from question to design to realisation, and he monitors the quality, costs and timetable. As an architect, he also takes on the challenge of resolving design issues with optimum clarity and functionality and creating a final result that makes the client proud.
Peter Jansen is skilled in giving advice with regard to all-round building supervision for both new buildings and renovation projects. Structural solutions and projects from preliminary design to implementation with a special focus on climate control are his specific areas of expertise.
Ron van Luijk is skilled in giving advice with regard to all-round building supervision for both new buildings and renovation projects. Structural solutions and projects from preliminary design to implementation with a special focus on heating are his specific areas of expertise.
In his capacity as project manager, Maik Rodenrijs specialises in architectural engineering issues. He handles projects at home and abroad, becoming involved from rough draft up to and including realisation.
As a project manager, Diederik Roosegaarde Bisschop, among others manages complex (residual) heat and geothermal projects. He studied Resource Engineering and has work experience in the mining industry. He deals with all of the aspects concerning the underground and the link with the surface activities in residual heat and geothermal projects.
As project manager Peter Uilenhoed is actively involved in projects in the field of geothermal heat and residual heat. He is mainly technically skilled. He assumes responsibility for projects from when the initiative is formed up to and including realisation.
Real Estate Broker
Ad van den Berg is an estate agent. Besides performing valuations and brokering sales, purchases and leases, his specific area of expertise is property development in the broadest sense. This includes preparing feasibility studies for horticulture projects at home and abroad. Ad van den Berg is a Registered Estate Agent/Valuer and Recognised European Valuer.
Real Estate Broker
René van Kester is an estate agent specialising in sales, purchases, valuations, leases and compulsory sales. He has brokered numerous transactions in recent years, making horticulture his particular area of expertise, and specifically greenhouses and commercial property. René van Kester is a Registered Estate Agent/Valuer.
Real Estate Broker
Jacques van der Knaap is an estate agent specialising in sales, purchases, valuations, leases and compulsory sales. In addition to preparing valuation reports and brokering transactions, he advises company owners in particular on a range of property-related topics. Jacques van der Knaap is a Registered Estate Agent/Valuer and Recognised European Valuer.
Business Administration Consultant
René van den Nouweland is a Management Consultant. Through his extensive banking experience, he is specialized in solving financial problems affecting entrepreneurs in horticulture. Components are investment calculations and the development of feasibility studies for (international) horticulture projects. He also advises entrepreneurs applying for various grants.
Kareen Prins works at the company’s secretariat, answering the telephone and sending out reports and correspondence for the consultants. She also assists her co-workers of the Engineering Department.
Sharona Vastenburg works at the company’s secretariat, welcomes visitors, answers the telephone and sends out reports and correspondence for the consultants. She is also the company’s certified CERT member.
Frank Maat handles all the company’s financial accounts and records and human resource records. He invoices the company’s clients and pays the suppliers.