Normec's board of directors consists of driven entrepreneurs. We would like to introduce them to you.
Joep Bruins is an entrepreneur with a background in the technical and financial sector. Before Normec he was CEO of the Orangefield Group, a financial service provider which in the space of ten years he developed from a small player to an international organisation with offices in more than 20 countries. Following the sale of Orangefield, Joep found a new challenge: to add value to the inspection and certification market. In 2015 he established Normec with colleagues Marco and Martje.
Robert Wolff is Chief Financial Officer at Normec. After studying business economics, he gained accounting & management experience at General Electric’s Corporate Audit Staff. In 2007 Robert joined US based retailer VF Corp, leading strong growth of the Asia region as CFO Asia. In 2014 Robert joined Cognita Schools, a buy and build PE backed private school operator as CFO Asia. Robert returned to The Netherlands in 2017 to join The Adecco Group as CFO Northern Europe, leading finance transformation. Robert joined Normec in May 2022.
Britt Schuurs is Chief Operating Officer at Normec. Prior to Normec, Britt was an investment professional at Summit Partners, a large private equity fund based in Boston, San Francisco and London. Britt started her career at Goldman Sachs in London focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions in the European technology sector. Britt holds a BSc in Actuarial Sciences and a MSc in Financial Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam.
Frederik Bernoski is General Counsel at Normec. After studying law, he gained great experience as a solicitor with Nauta Dutilh (including in New York). In 2010, Frederik began working with Joep Bruins at Orangefield Group. After going his own way for several years, Frederik has been working with the Normec since August 2020. With his extensive knowledge in the legal field, he is closely involved in takeover processes and is a legal sounding board for the organization.
Oliver Hagemann has more than 20 years’ experience in management consulting and private equity backed companies in the business and financial services as well as in the telecommunication sector. He supports Normec in achieving its strategic and financial ambition, through performance management, establishing a scalable platform for further growth and delivering strategic transformation initiatives. He holds both a degree in Business Administration from the University of Technology in Berlin and a PhD in Marketing and Innovation Management.
Susanne Laumans has international professional experience in the areas of human resources and organisational development, talent management and leadership development, as well as leading transformation programmes and change initiatives, mainly in retail and distribution in various industries. she has dealt with international human resources issues in a culturally diverse and dynamic environment. previously, she worked for EG Group, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Office Depot, among others.
Marco Zomer is one of the three founders of Normec. Marco holds a master’s degree in Econometrics & Management Science and a master’s degree in Economics & Business and has extensive experience in various management roles. Since the founding of Normec, he has contributed to Normec’s growth from various positions. He has successively been CFO, CTO, COO, Projects & IT manager and again CFO. Currently as Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), he is in charge of Normec's ESG policy.
Vincent holds a Law degree from the University of Amsterdam and brings over 20 years of international operational experience. He started his career at Baker & McKenzie after which he moved to the business services sector and was part of the team which created Orangefield in 2007. Subsequently Vincent moved to Asia to grow the Asian business for Orangefield and set up a fast-growing new division after the merger of Orangefield with its acquirer. He returned to the Netherlands in 2018 as Group Regional Director Europe, holding overall responsibility for the European offices. Vincent joined Normec in 2023 to lead the newly formed Healthcare Division.
Martje Princen is one of the three co-founders of Normec. She has a legal background and, along with Joep Bruins, has also worked at Orangefield Group. In March 2016 she started as operational director of Normec Certification, subsequent to which in 2017 she became the managing director responsible for all business units under Normec Assurance. In 2020, Martje was appointed as managing director of Normec Life Safety & Environment. As of 2023 she leads the newly formed Safety Division.
Arno Rengers is an entrepreneur and manager with over 25 years of experience in product and taste tests. He has a commercial and business background. Together with Martin Breedland, he has made IvoMar Marktonderzoek (now part of Normec Foodcare) the market leader in the Netherlands and Belgium by attracting the biggest retailers as its clients. He has been a Director at Normec Foodcare since the beginning of 2017.
Mariska van Schaik completed her Food Technology studies in Den Bosch. Subsequently she started as QA advisor at the Care for Food Group. In just over fifteen years, Mariska has become a specialist in the Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC) business. She has managed several business units during this period. From 2018 until 2023 she was as Operational Director responsible for all the Quality Assurance and Quality Control units of the Foodcare Division. As of 2023 she is responsible for the new Division Sustainability.
"Our clients are not only concerned with the obligations. As an organisation, a certificate also shows your customers that you stand for quality and reliability."
Normec tests, inspects and certifies so that organisations can innovate safely, quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.