Jan Willem van der Werff
Global Business Leader - Change Agent
Jan Willem (JW) is a Global Business Leader with demonstrated success in building and running global businesses. He is an Advisory and Fiduciary Board Member. As CEO, he led Renewable Energy companies from start-up to global businesses (Inc Top 500 Growth). JW is a GE-Trained Operations Leader, at the Roots of GE’s Lean Six Sigma. He brings a combination of entrepreneurial drive for growth and results with sophisticated processes developed at GE.
Company experience: General Electric, Lanxess, SuzlonEnergy, Global Blade Technology, EcolibriumSolar, KlocknerPentaplast, Deceuninck
Education: MS, Polymer Technology, TwenteUniversity, Netherlands, BS, Chemical Engineering, Twente.
Biggest inspiration: Seeing others grow.
View on Safety: EH&S goals can never be viewed together with other business KPI’s. It’s a condition to be in business and for employment. Like integrity – You can’t compromise.
Unique fact: Plays Soccer in Cincinnati’s 40+ League – Go Thunderbirds!