Obituary: Johan van de Water; Nooteboom Trailers B.V.

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Tribute from Marinka Nooteboom, Nooteboom Trailers B.V.

“On 31 May 2023, our colleague Johan van de Water, Manager Marketing & Communications, passed away at the age of 59. He worked with great dedication at Nooteboom for almost 30 years and his loss leaves a huge void in our company.

In his role as Manager Marketing & Communications, Johan was highly driven and always looking for innovations and opportunities. This is how he started the Nooteboom Shop more than 20 years ago and under his leadership, Marketing & Communications has grown into a fully-fledged department within Nooteboom.

Although Johan preferred to operate behind the scenes, he was a key factor of Nooteboom’s strong image and brand perception. Especially during exhibitions and events at home and abroad, he and his team always managed to put together an event that was organised down to the last detail.

Johan was an idea generator and organiser with a very large and diverse network. He was always optimistic, full of life and much loved by his colleagues. We will miss him dearly.

On behalf of Nooteboom’s management and staff, we wish his family and all those who will miss him much strength in coping with this great loss.”

Fleet Transport & Handling Network wishes to express sincere condolences to Johan’s family and to his colleagues at Nooteboom. He will be dearly missed.