With 10 years of experience in sales, Ernst Jan Venema serves as general manager for Colson Europe B.V. in Veenendaal, Netherlands where he is responsible for operations and purchase management.
Venema joined Colson Europe B.V. in March 1996 as a sales manager, where his responsibilities included leading the sales team and managing key sales accounts. Prior to joining Colson Europe B.V, Venema most recently served as purchase manager at Mitutoyo, a Japanese precise measuring instrument manufacturer in Veenendaal, Utrecht, Holland from 1991 to 1996. During his time there he lived for 6 months in Japan in order to start up a new plant to manufacture coordinate measuring machines in Holland. He also served as purchaser for Yokogawa in Amersfoort Utrecht, Holland, a leading company in the oil and gas industry.
Venema earned his bachelor’s degree in purchasing in Utrecht.