3. What is a common prejudice about your work?
"I think the main prejudice of my job is that we sit at the computer a lot. And spend a lot of time with computer programs and maybe get out of our office a bit too little. At least in my case, that's not true.
I think it's very important to understand how people have to do their work every day. Because ultimately we are responsible for ensuring that everyone gets the right information at the right time, to be able to do their job properly. And you can't do that just by sitting behind a screen; you have to visit the people."
4. What is your most memorable Van Raam-moment?
"What I thought was the coolest thing is, I got to go with our field adviser one time. That's where you get to people who really need a bike like this. In this case, it was a one young boy. I think he was about seven or eight years old. And yes, it was a somewhat hopeless illness, but when you see the joy on his face and actually a second later the joy on the mother's face. Yes, that is priceless. It really has an enormous impact what our bikes do for families, for those who can no longer ride a normal bike. And to see that up close and personal gave a lot of meaning to the work I do here."
5. What is your favorite Van Raam bike?
"My favorite bike is the VeloPlus, as you can see it's a bike where a wheelchair can be placed on the front. I like this bike so much because friends of ours also have such a bike. They have a son with a disability, he is severely limited, he can actually only feel. And then to have such a bike outside, is the most wonderful thing that can happen for such a boy. He feels the wind, he hears the people and in this way he is part of his environment, of society. Very good for the boy, for stimuli. For his parents a fantastic gift, that they can go around and realize a bit of happiness for their son in this way. And therefore also for me. The VeloPlus: I think it's a fantastic bike."