Questionnaire - Wacker Chemie AG



Arjan de Rek

In front of some traditional Amsterdam warehouses: Arjan de Rek seated amidst sculptures of three cabin boys who sailed on a Dutch merchant ship in 1618 under Captain Bontekoe.


Wacker-Chemie Benelux B.V.

Function, tasks
Global Key Account Manager Performance Silicones

Year of joining WACKER

What is special about my time at WACKER is...
...that we were able to grow our silicone business in the Benelux countries – and that our business overall has become a lot more international.

What is special about WACKER is...
...that the company has expanded beyond Germany’s borders and become a global enterprise.

Where I want to be in ten years’ time:
barefoot on a lovely Mediterranean beach. And I wouldn’t have any objections if it happened sooner!

What was better than today 100 years ago?
I don’t know about better, but for Alexander Wacker to set up a company at the age of 68 is truly remarkable.

What will be better than today in 100 years’ time?
Without doubt, companies will have to make production more environmentally compatible.

And the best thing about today is:
navigation systems, air conditioning, power steering, heated seats, etc.

What I would like to bring about at WACKER:
I’d like to motivate myself and my colleagues to pursue new business opportunities and enjoy doing so.

What I would still like to try out in life:
I’ve flown a lot on business, so I would like to try my hand at flying a small plane.

My favorite lunchtime meal:
I like to try the different things on offer – Asian, Italian, etc.

My favorite celebration: