Our team

Meet the team behind de Smaakspecialist

De Smaakspecialist has grown a lot in the last few years. In september 2014 we literally grown out of our office in Ulvenhout and were forced to move into our current office in Bavel. Out team is counting around 30 employees, young and old, male and female, idealists and commercial types. But no mather if someone is a ‘die hard foodie’ or a ‘light green consumer’, everybody is equally enthusiastic to make our dream come true: making responsible, healthy food available for everybody, made with love and attention for humans, nature and the environment. Surrounded and inspired by our beautiful products, we go on a quest each new day to keep renewing, innovating, improving and inspiring.


As Director of Finance and Operations Daphne is charge of all the numbers at de Smaakspecialist. But she is also responsible for making sure quality, logistics, purchasing and data management is running smoothly. Daphne is a hugh fan of a healthy lifestyle and responsible food is of course a part of it. Her favourite products are the different muesli’s to put in her yoghurt bowl, delicious as breakfast or at any other time!



Daphne Mul
Director Finance and Operations

Team finance

Marlies Hollander
Finance Manager

Team Sales NL & Export

Anne Geertsen
National accountmanager

Team Logistics

Floor Couwenberg
Production planner

Team Sales

Pieter Jansen
National Accountmanager

Marketing & Communication

Doortje Bot
Team Marketing

Marketing, communication & sustainability

Rince Bekman
Team Marketing

As field account manager for the southern and central regions of the Netherlands Menno keeps in touch with the retail managers. On a regional level he makes sure the right assortment is diplayed in the supermarkets. He loves to work at de Smaakspecialist because it offers a beautiful ‘on trend’ range of products and it is a professional dynamic organisation. His favourite product is the muesli with gojiberries from RAW organic food. Perfect and delicious for in the morning!

Menno Snijders

Stefan works at the sales department and assists the team in category and channel mangement. He is convinced that organic food has an important impact on people and environment. That’s why it’s his top priority to get the products of de Smaakspecialist on the shelves of as many supermarkets as possible. His own favorites are the RAW Organic Food cereals and the BioToday coconut oil and coconut milk.

Stefan Versluis
Assistent Category & Channel Management


Daiëlle Rikken
HR Manager

Iris van der Bijl

Team finance

Joep Dirven

Team Sales NL & Export


Team Marketing

Eef de Regt

Team Marketing


Team Sales NL & Export

Jaap Brantjes
Account Manager The Netherlands

Logistics Team

Karel Timmermans
Logistics Director

Team Marketing

Lisa Bastiaansen
Marketing & Communication

Quality Team

Sandra Evers
Data Quality

Team Finace

Britt Rulens
Junior Financial Controller

Team Sales NL & Export

Anneloes Hoorneman
Export & New Business Manager

Quality Team

Nesrine Titou
Data Quality

Ben is responsible for all Logistics, Trade Marketing & Category Management. Among other things he gives direction to the Sales department and is the spider in the web between Purchase & Logistics, Quality and Customer Service. The innovative power of de Smaakspecialist spoke to him leading to him working here now. Ben loves the chocolate bars of RAW Organic Food. Not just because it’s scrumptious, but also because of the durable process that the bar goes through during production. Bens favourite recipe is buckwheat pancakes with a little bit of raw honey.

Ben Stigter
Manager Logistics

Hans van Gils is Financial Administrative Co-worker and has already had quite some experience in this position. He is happy to have made the step to ‘de Smaakspecialist’. A company with beautiful, healthy products, but above all tangible ones that surround you in the work environment. Hans actually likes everything, but likes bread the best. So the great variation in toppings of Smaakt like flower honey, the different kinds of jam and spreads may be a wholesome but mainly tasty choice.

Hans van Gils
Financial administration

Eveline works as a nutritionist at de Smaakspecialist. The vision of de Smaakspecialist connects to her personal vision: Food with love for the product, the people and nature. Evelinne really likes grains, because they form a balanced and varied base for every meal. Her favourite recipe is lukewarm Freekeh with a richly filled salad.

Evelinne Ramos França

From the conviction that that the responsibility to care for the world lies within ourselves Pieter Dirven’s dream was born: wholesome nutrition available for everybody, made with love and attention for human, nature and the environment. Pieter has really started to live his dream with all his energy and passion for ‘de Smaakspecialist’.

Pieter Dirven
Pieter Dirven