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Bas Derissen

Project manager

It is quite possible to sustain a leading position. Know where you stand, what you are aiming for and follow the route you planned.

As a project manager, I feel like a fish in water. Early Management enables me to make knowledge ‘of the workplace’ accessible and encourages ownership in teams. This combines coaching and analytical ability, technological knowledge and experience with continuous improvement. Making the impossible possible together. Day in, day out. That is what motivates me.

Core skills and expertise

  • Management of brownfield projects
  • Implementation Continuous Improvement programs
  • Business analysis Troubleshooting

Professional experience

2010 – present

Owner, Hoekx en Derissen

We achieve the best possible results in a factory – permanently.

In various leading and supporting roles, we help to improve and organise processes and installations – right up to constructing entire production plants. Part-time input that leads to structural, full-time results.

2018 – present

Project Manager, FrieslandCampina Ingredients

Replacement of critical utilities system.

New system built on location of current system. With the availability of this system is essential for all spray driers at Site Veghel, key focus in project is on transitions with temporary facilities assuring production progress.


Project Manager, FrieslandCampina Ingredients

Implementation of MES and Scada systems for order dispatching, product identification (printing), pallet identification (SSCC label print-and-apply)  and production reporting to ERP.

This for 9 packaging lines with their automation systems differing in concepts, brands and age (built in 1986-2016).


Facilitator Business analysis Make-to-Demand, FrieslandCampina Dairy Essentials

Analysis of all production processes and information streams in the make, ripe and pack locations as input for implementation of new ERP system.

Facilitation of 25 full-day workshops with participants of all locations, SAP consultants and senior management.


Quality Consultant, FrieslandCampina Ingredients

Analysis of packaging facilities and organization.

Development of business cases for additional technical improvements. Optimization of current procedures, training and quality awareness programs for operators and contractors.


Consultant Continuous Improvement , Vobra Special Petfoods

Set-up of Continuous Improvement program. Coaching pilot teams.

Achieved 50% reduction of switch-over time with a SMED-team.

Reorganized workshop with 5S-team. Improved maintenance planning and coordination with a Focussed Improvement team.


Project Manager OT, FrieslandCampina DMV

Analysis, coordination and implementation of all changes required in Operations Technology (Scada and PLC domain) in 3 plants for implementation of new SAP system for FrieslandCampina DMV.


Business Analyst, FrieslandCampina Dairy Feed

Analysis, alignment and optimization of business processes, after SAP EWM implementation to achieve business performance aimed for

Intermediate between shop floor and ERP consultants.

2013 – 2014

Project Engineer, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Problem analysis, user requirements definition, scenario development and capacity modelling for project to increase capacity of dry blending installation and canning line.


Supply Chain Consultant, AFA Dispensing Group

Analysis of and Advise on internal products flow, leading to project to install an automated goods handling system for internal distribution.

2010 – 2013

Consultant TPM, FrieslandCampina Dairy Feed

Development and implementation of TPM program.

Auditing and coaching of TPM Teams.

The program achieved 30% increase output on all critical lines.

2011 – 2013

Facilitator Continuous Improvement, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Development and implementation of a tailer-fit Autonomous Maintenance program in Wet processing, Spraydrying, Dry blending and Packaging departments.

Training, coaching and auditing of AM teams, to achieve sustainable results.

2010 – 2011

Consultant TPM, Amalthea Van Dijk B.V.

Set-up of TPM program in goat cheese plant.

Facilitator of pilot teams.

Achieved results in off-spec reduction, planning efficiency and material losses.


Facilitator TPM, AFA Dispensing group

Facilitator of pilot teams.

Implementation of OEE registration and optimization program.

Achieved 25% increase of output on bottleneck assembly line.

2009 – 2010

Design Specialist TPM, Royal FrieslandCampina DMV

Selection design and implementation of TPM Tools that fit the culture and needs of FrieslandCampina DMV.

Training and coaching of all stake holders, from shop floor up to management team, creating ownership for the ‘Solid MDV’ program and achieving results.

Because of the loss reductions achieved and the very high commitment of the employees, The Solid DMV program has received  the Award for TPM Achievement of the Japanese JIPM institute in 2011.

2007 – 2009

Manager TPM, DMV International

Responsible for the integration of improvement activities into a coherent TPM program .

2004 – 2006

Manager TPM, DMV International

Introduction of the concept of continuous improvement.

Facilitating and coaching continuous improvement teams of the TPM program.

2002 – 2003

Manager Technology, DMV International

Responsible for process technology, optimization and troubleshooting of caseinate production plant.

2001 – 2002

Unit Leader Packaging, DMV International

Daily supervision of packaging department, employing 10 FTE.

Orientation for replacement of all packaging lines, which was executed in 2003-2004.

Restructuring of organization, resulting in disappearance of Unit leader function.

1998 – 2001

Process Technologist R&D, Campina Holland Cheese

Process optimization, debottlenecking and troubleshooting for 6 cheese production plants.



VCA Nederland

VCA for Operational Supervisors, VCA-VOL

2008 – 2010


TPM Philosophy & Implementation

1996 – 1998

TU Delft

Bioprocess Engineering, post graduate

1991 – 1996

TU Delft

Chemical Engineering