1/8/2021 till present
Retired but still active as a freelance trainer IT (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Teams etc.). Writer of manuals for (custom) software.
6/7/2015 till 31/7/2021
Trainer IT, for a few years working with DG Digit at EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office) as trainer, first line support, creation of manuals for the custom-software, link between users and developpers.
11/10/2010 till 5/7/2015
Trainer IT (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Prezi, Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop). These last years (almost) full time working with EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office) as trainer, first line support, creation of manuals for the custom-software, link between users and developpers.
1/11/2009 - 9/10/2010
Trainer IT (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop)
A La Ville bvba
1/12/2008 - 30/10/2009
Maître d’hôtel, website maintenance, estimation of prices for catering events etc.
1/12/2006 - 31/10/2007
Senior Consultant External relations: visiting existing and potential members, occasional consultancy
Agfa Gevaert nv
1/1/1995 - 30/4/2006
International Product Sales trainer: application and sales training for worldwide Agfa personnel, execution of standard and benchmark demonstrations at the internal demo centre or on location, at trade fairs and special events worldwide.
Also workflow analysis for customers with feedback to R&D, end user training, presentations on Agfa products and general workflow issues, development of sales-tools (video and multimedia), occasional prototyping of interfaces (In Rip Trapping plug-in for Acrobat, developed by EnFocus for Agfa).
The last years more focussed on sales training, using the internet, start up of e-learning etc.
Aldus Benelux bv
1/1/92 - 30/9/94
Application specialist, later also sales: delivering presentations, demonstrations and dealer training, later also pre-sales, sales, post-sales en marketing of prepress-software like TrapWise and PressWise.
1/12/89 - 31/12/91
Application specialist DTP software (Aldus software): customer support, delivering presentations, demonstrations and end user training
1/9/86 - 30/11/89
General administration and lay out (on Mac SE) of the catalogues for the monthly auctions, using MS File, MS Word, PageMaker and mail merge.
Koninklijk Belgisch Filmarchief
1/9/84 - 31/8/86
Management and quality control of ±60.000 archived movies. (DAC-internship, 2 year.)
Army - SID-TeleVox
1/2/1982 - 1/2/1983
Reporter/cameraman for televisionshows destined for the Belgian forces in Germany
National Bank of Belgium
16/7/1981 - 15/1/1982
Writing and directing educational videos for the internal training department (RVA-internship, 6 months.)
Knowledge & Experience
Experienced trainer of software-solutions and product sales training
Trainer softskills: presentation techniques, time-management, etc.
Experienced public speaker
General good knowledge of mainstream office solutions on Windows and Mac OS (MS Office, iWork, OpenOffice.org)
Graphical applications: InDesign, PhotoShop…
Prepress: trapping and impositioning, screening…
General knowledge PDF, JDF
General knowledge colour management
General knowledge printing technologies
Good knowledge of world cuisine, product knowledge
Good knowledge drinks (wine, beers, spirits)
Dutch: mother tongue (C2)
English: excellent (C1)
French: good (B1)