Rob Kelder exemplifies all of the characteristics of a Phillips Brand Ambassador with his dedication to improving, commitment to exceptional acts of customer service, and support of his team.
Wouter Kleizen, President of Haeger and Rob’s Team Leader, highlights how far Rob’s passion for learning and improving has brought him since he started his journey with Haeger, “Rob started as an intern and completely re-engineered and re-built a substantially complicated machine in such detail and successful manner within 2 years time. He accomplished this with the limited resources on hand – This was an act of being in the learning mode. In addition to that, Rob is accomplishing that in combination with learning and taking on customer service responsibility for all of Haeger Europe.”
Fast forwarding from his time as an intern, Rob recently developed the latest Haeger model 824 OT XYZ-R machine, the most advanced Haeger machine to date. It has the capacity for up to 6 MAS-350 Modular Autofeed systems, the ability to program the next piece during a production run, automated loading of a pallet of workpieces, the capability to insert up to 6 different pieces of hardware in one pass on both sides of the workpiece, an Auto-load table that aligns the workpiece, a fastener removal system that will detect and automatically remove the wrong length studs or standoffs, and the capacity to stack parts on the transport belt.
Besides his committment to engineering excellence, Rob Kelder is also consistently working on his relationships with customers and fellow partners. Sander Van de Bor, Product Development Engineer at Haeger, describes Rob’s personable nature, “Rob is building trusted relationships with the Engineering and Tooling Team in the Oakdale facility by dialoguing with these partners almost daily… he just focuses on achieving solutions. In addition, he always implements the Phillips culture of open and creative dialogues with the customer.” Wouter adds, “No matter what his engineering workload is during a specific day, if a customer is asking for a flash card since his machine is down, Rob ensures that the flash card will go out the same day.”
Not only is Rob passionate about his work, he also strives to make a positive impact on the planet. Rob is currently working on remodeling his home, installing technology that will result in carbon neutrality. In other words, Rob is reducing the impact of his home to nearly zero carbon emissions. He is also an avid soccer player and snowboarder.
Rob Kelder is a very genuine example of a Phillips Brand Ambassador- striving for excellence and growth while building lasting and trusted relationships.
Check out the Haeger 824 One Touch 4e XYZ-R below to see Rob’s work…