Leader with great passion – an inspiration for everyone who knew him!


Leader with great passion – an inspiration for everyone who knew him!

Dirk giving his statement

for the vision video of Cologne Plant-we MAKE beauty #Cologne50 He was always there for us on the first row, but most importantly “behind the scenes”.

Dirk’s family

was the most precious he had. In 2016.

Dirk our last time together

– sums you up beautifully, surrounded by people you loved and supported! The world is MUCH worse off without you. In June 2016.


In Oct 2016

Cologne Leadership Team

at a Mexican Evening in Aug 2018

Who is

in the image on the perfume???? In Nov 2018

EU manufacturing leaders meeting

in Amsterdam followed by a dinner cruise through Amsterdam’s canals in 2019

Always smiling

and active in Offsite meetings – here in May 2016

You will be very much missed

for your smile, your energy and drive, your determination, your inspiration. Oct 2016.


In Oct 2016

Without words

Oct 2016

Dirk at various HS&E actions.

He has always made time for occupational safety.
Nov 2018.

Dirk was plant leader

in Cologne since 20 – 12.2019

Liked diversity
Charismatic leader
Inspired and advised – very much with life wisdom
Was tireless
Was always optimistic
Idea generator of the factory
Was fun to be around and to do
Was contagious when he was convinced of something
High moral standards – nothing was let slide
Respectful treatment of employees
Friendly, helpful and human
Tough as nails, the goal in mind – professional decision maker
“Caretaker” of the factory
Would like saying: Wife happy, life happy
Would like saying: 5P’s (Propper Planning prevents Poor performance).
Christmas there was a hand written card with personalized “Thank you!”
Was able to give feedback very well
Led by positive example
Passionate worker
Presentations were prepared perfectly
He was very much influenced by the P&G culture and exemplified the values
Selfless passion to make the site better – every day
Was very big!