Our team

Franck van Dalen
Franck van Dalen
Managing Director

Since 1999, immediately after my studies, I have started my career in the dairy industry. I have been active in the B2C and B2B segments and I was fortunate to be able to frequently travel internationally for my work. Since 2011 I have been working at AVH dairy trade B.V. First as a Trade / Global Sales Executive and as from 01.01.2018 as Managing Director. I get my satisfaction from developing good personal relationships with customers, suppliers and my team and to work together to pursue common objectives. I am married with Jantina and together we have two sons (Melvin and Djairo).

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Geannys Gonzalez
Geannys Gonzalez
Global Sales Executive

In 2004, I started working for AVH dairy trade B.V. as a logistics assistant but soon it became clear that working at sales was a much better choice for me.

As a Global Sales Executive I am responsible for Europe, Oceania and South America. Travelling, creating synergy between different companies, developing new markets and new products appeal to me very much and which I carry out with great enthusiasm. I am also part of the Management team.

Next to exercising, I love spending some time with my wife and two children.

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Kitty Boerma
Kitty Boerma
Junior Sales Manager

Having started in 2019 as Junior Sales Manager, I’m one of the newest additions to the AVH family. With a bachelor’s degree in business management in the pocket I quite quickly realized that the food industry was the place to be for me. After several years of experience in the B2B and B2C market, I now support the AVH team when it comes to sales and relationship management within Asia and Europe. As one of my biggest passions is traveling, I’m fortunate enough to incorporate this within my work. In my down time I enjoy cooking as well as reading, and every Sunday you’ll be able to find me on the hockey pitch.

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Paul Baardse
Paul Baardse
Commercial Operations Manager

Since September 2013, I have been working for AVH dairy trade B.V. as a Commercial Operations Manager. I am also part of the Management team. After having worked for an international company trading in molasses for 18 years, I was ready for a new challenge and found that one at AVH dairy. It is a young, dynamic and growing company full of new and exciting opportunities. I have got two daughters and in my free time I like to exercise (going to the gym, playing football/golf).

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Chuyue Wang
Chuyue Wang
Business Development & Market Intelligence

I joined AVH dairy in September 2020 and my function is Business Development & Market Intelligence. I have a commercial background with Master in Management degree and internship experience in a multinational dairy enterprise in B2B segment. Together with my passion for dairy industry and my understanding of Asian market, it is my job to analyze market data and bring new insights to the business to help it grow. In my leisure time I enjoy exploring the world with my cameras. Observing the world behind my lens never fails to inspire me. I have also developed a new hobby since I came to the Netherlands: water sports. Canoeing is my current favorite and supping will be the next goal.

 

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Johan de Reu
Johan de Reu
Portfolio & Strategy Manager

I rejoined AVH dairy in July 2019. I hold a PhD and MSc in Food Science from the Wageningen University. I have 25 years of international experience within various R&D and QA positions in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium. I enjoy cycling (road, MTB), golf and good food. I am a volunteer on a traditional Dutch windmill. My wife, Anja, and I have two children, a son and a daughter.

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Gabriela Feio de Azevedo
Gabriela Feio de Azevedo
Global Technical Support Manager

My studies in Porto, Portugal and in Florida were followed by an international career in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Food industry.
My skills and interests have propelled me into international positions and varied disciplines within multinationals such as PepsiCo, Danone and ADM. Currently, I also find great satisfaction in dynamic, yet smaller international businesses such as AVH dairy.
I place great value in delivering results and making a significant and meaningful contribution to meet the team and company goals. Working alongside a motivated and enthusiastic group of people is key and in by doing so, we add that extra value to the whole supply chain.
Within AVH dairy, I’m contributing in the international / intercultural business sector by rolling-out a quality position utilizing my strong technical experience and background.
As an authentic South European, I enjoy my free time with everything life has to offer: great food shared with my family and wonderful friends, preferably in locations in nature, worldwide. I have a zest for adventure, mindfulness and well-being.

 

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Susan Grosscurt
Susan Grosscurt
Junior QA & Technical Sales Support Manager

At the end of 2019 I graduated in the study Nutrition and Health at the Wageningen University. I performed my final internship at a dairy company and the dairy business directly fueled my interest. In 2020 I started as Junior QA & Technical Sales Support Manager at AVH dairy. I am really excited to kick-off my career at AVH dairy and I am curious to see which challenges the future holds for me. In my spare time I like to explore nature and love to spend time with my family and friends.

Judith Kuijs-Ligthart
Judith Kuijs-Ligthart
Controller

Since 2011, I have been working for AVH dairy trade B.V. and responsible for its finances. I am part of the Management team. I have got 4 daughters and like doing sports (running, swimming and cycling).

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Cloë Hagemeijer
Cloë Hagemeijer
Finance and Business Support Assistant

After several years of gaining experience in different areas, I am now assisting the Finance team of AVH dairy. It’s my passion to discover the logic behind numbers and AVH dairy offers me a great opportunity to be working on this on a daily basis. In my spare time I like to exercise and I enjoy discovering new food experiences.

 

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Marga Engel
Marga Engel
Logistics Coordinator

It is with great pleasure that I work for AVH dairy trade B.V. and thanks to different jobs in various logistic services, I have become quite experienced in this field now. I relax when doing sports, especially rowing, and I like good food and drinks but alsoreading, the sauna and nature. Together with my partner, I enjoy the beautiful things in life.

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Lydia Koopman
Lydia Koopman
Logistics Coordinator

Since December 2010, I have been working for AVH dairy trade B.V. and share the responsibility for logistics. From the moment a deal has been closed, I keep track until it has reached our customer. For questions, if any, customers or transporters can contact me. Before, I worked as a commercial administrative employee for different international companies. I love the international side of my job, it gives something extra to working with people from all over the world.

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Marleen Wolterman
Marleen Wolterman
Logistics Coordinator

Since June 2018 I am part of the logistics team at AVH dairy trade B.V. Prior to this I have been working at an international operating coldstore where I gained a lot of experience in the logistics industry. Switching to the dairy branch is a great new challenge and I am looking forward to working with new customers, learning about the products within this branch and coordinating the shipment of our products.

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com

Mirjam Edelman-Baart
Mirjam Edelman-Baart
Office Manager

I joined AVH dairy in November 2012. As an Office Manager, I am responsible for the optimal support of the management team as well as the Global Sales Executives. A nice and varied job where no two days are the same. I am married and together we have two sons and in my free time I love to exercise and to spend time with my family.

Phone:+31 (0)72 502 09 46
Mail:info@avhdairy.com