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Durk Haarsma - Director of Strategy & Business Development

Durk Haarsma - Director of Strategy & Business Development

Durk is director of strategy & business development and owner of Geomares. Responsible for the strategic course of Geomares, he works closely with his co-workers in sales, marketing and the editorial team to make sure that customers are getting the best out of smart campaigns. Durk has been working in business-to-business media for more than 20 years and is an avid follower of all developments in the sector. He is driven by a strong desire to make those trends work for Geomares’ clients. In his spare time, he enjoys dining out at good restaurants, attending live rock concerts or hiking or cycling in the woods. 

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Meine van der Bijl - Financial Director

Meine van der Bijl - Financial DirectorMeine van der Bijl has been the financial director of Geomares BV since 2009 and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finances, from processing the daily financial transactions to preparing periodical financial statements for the management team. In addition to this challenging job he is, among other things, also involved in human resource matters, logistics processes and IT-related developments at Geomares. Before joining Geomares, he worked in the accountancy business.

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Sybout Wijma - Marketing Advisor Rest of the World

Sybout Wijma - Marketing Advisor

Sybout is our marketing advisor and is responsible for client communication, account management, strategic plan development and execution. Together with our clients, he works on creating and executing successful marketing and communication campaigns. In his spare time he actively coaches track & field athletes, enjoys travelling to different countries and likes killing (digital) zombies together with friends!

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Myrthe van der Schuit - Marketer

Myrthe van der Schuit - Marketer

It is Myrthe’s job to take care of the offline marketing for Geomares and its portfolio. An average day can entail all kinds of different marketing activities to promote Geomares right around the world. The aspects she loves most about her job include organising network events, arranging our participation at international events and working on partnerships. As the only woman on our team, she feels like one of the boys. In fact, in her spare time Myrthe is a construction worker because she wants to travel the world, but has to make some money first by renovating her house. 

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Wim van Wegen - Content Manager GIM & Hydro International

Wim van Wegen - Content Manager GIM & Hydro International

Wim knows the hydrographic and the geomatics industries inside out. He makes sure GIM International and Hydro International, our worldwide leading media brands in the geospatial and the hydrographic industry, respectively, bring readers the latest developments and most relevant stories. In his free time, Wim is also an avid football (or soccer...) fan and coach, making every effort to get the best out of his youth team. Wim is a real team player, both in sport and in the geomatics and hydrography business. Feel free to contact Wim to find out how to team up!

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Peter Tapken - Content Manager Geo-matching

Peter Tapken - Content Manager Geo-matching

As content manager for Geo-matching, Peter is responsible for the website content, product development and online marketing of the Geo-matching platform. He has a background in marketing management, has several Google certifications and is working hard on expanding his knowledge of content marketing and online advertising. When he is not working for Geomares he enjoys running, football, craft beers and watching his young daughter grow up. Peter’s nickname at the office is ‘Wiki-Peter’ because he memorises an incredible amount of useless information. Ask him anything about Geo-matching, or throw him a bone with a fun fact of your own!

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Foppe Hoekstra - Marketing Advisor Products4Engineers and Factrics

Foppe Hoekstra - Marketing Advisor Products4Engineers and Factrics

At Geomares, Foppe is responsible for sales on behalf of P4E and Factrics. With more than 15 years of B2B sales experience under his belt, he’s capable of understanding the business of our (potential) customers very quickly, enabling him to provide tailormade marketing advice and design campaigns which optimally suit their needs. In his spare time, Foppe is a singer and musician who regularly performs around the country in various bands.

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Sjors Kloosterman - Content Manager Products4Engineers

Sjors Kloosterman - Content Manager Products4Engineers

As a content manager at Geomares, Sjors is responsible for the Products4Engineers platform. Client contact is a key part of his role and he works closely with customers to ensure that they optimally utilise all the opportunities the platform has to offer. He is also responsible for web content and product development, which is helping him to expand his knowledge of online marketing. In his spare time, apart from watching his young daughter grow up, Sjors enjoys both playing and watching football, following the Formula 1 Grand Prix, good food in combination with a craft beer or high-quality wine, holidaying in Italy, and the occasional game on his PlayStation.

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Marc Nühn - Marketing Advisor Products4Engineers

Marc Nühn - Marketing Advisor

Marc is the person responsible for the sales of Since the addition of this title to Geomares it has grown healthily, not least thanks to the constant development of propositions increasingly focused on content-based marketing and advertising. Marc has earned his stripes within large international publishing companies, but the various digital advancements still never cease to amaze him. Nevertheless, he is also seeing a ‘print revival’. After office hours, he works out in the gym or goes cycling through the Westland countryside. To relax, he enjoys uncorking a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, with a little Bach on in the background.

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Jason Poole - Content Manager GISPro & Geomatics World

Jason Poole - Content Manager GISpro & Geomatics World

Jason manages the websites and newsletters for GIS Professional & Geomatics World. He works closely with the editors of both magazines and sub-edits all articles to make sure the highest-quality magazine is produced. Away from the office, he loves watching all genres of movies and learning about how movies are made. He also loves watching football (supporting Tottenham) and playing football (on his Xbox).

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Sharon Robson - Marketing Advisor UK

Sharon Robson - Marketing Advisor

Sharon is our marketing advisor for Geomares UK and has over 20 years experience working in business-to-business sales across various sectors, mostly media and event management and nearly 15 years working with our titles Geomatics World, Engineering Surveying Showcase and GIS Professional. Sharon believes that building a relationship with clients is the key to executing a successful marketing campaign. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the world, socialising with friends, Glamping and getting lost in a good book.

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