Jan Soonius | Technical & Sales Director

Jan Soonius

Jan has been active in the refractory business since 1978. Starting his career as refractory bricklayer with the Hoogovens Group he acquired extensive experience in all aspects of refractory engineering and erection and developed himself into an expert in the preparation and management of major reline projects for Blast Furnaces, Hot Blast Stoves and Coke Ovens.

Jan has been working world wide since 1991 with renowned internationally operating engineering and construction companies. Jan is operational manager responsible for all business development, customer relations, sales, project execution and after sales service of HeatTeQ.
Refer to the attached C.V. for more details


Gertruud Braas | Manager Finance

Gertruud has been active within the iron and steel industry since 1986. Finance and cost control of HeatTeQ and her subsidiaries are centrally handled by Gertruud and her people. The cost control of major projects is handled by the site manager on the building site with support from Gertruud.





Mitch Meijer | Marketing and Sales Manager

Mitch Meijer has been working for HeatTeQ since 2015. With a bachelor diploma in international trade, Mitch covers all international marketing and sales related activities for HeatTeQ, 







Dirk Jan Schrier | Project Manager

Dirk-Jan has been employed within the Iron and Steel Industry since 1980. As a college graduate mechanical engineering he worked in the maintenance department of the BOF shop of Hoogovens IJmuiden. In 1991 he was involved with the reline BF7 after which he joined Hoogovens Technical Services. Over the years he gained extensive experience in project and site management of major Blast Furnace and Hot Blast Stove Construction and Renovation Projects.

Within HeatTeQ Dirk Jan is responsible for the preparation of integrated repairs, relines and other major projects. Refer to the attached C.V. for more details


Arjen Balder | Refractories Engineer

Arjen BalderSince 1979 Arjen has been active in refractory maintenance and construction. He started as a bricklayer and developed into a refractory designer. The combination of hands-on and design experience proved very useful for the design of refractory constructions with the emphasis on specific requirements for fast and trouble free erection.
Within HeatTeQ Arjen is responsible for the preparation and coordination of engineering, site management and furnace inspections Refer to the attached C.V. for more details



Cor Apeldoorn | Project Manager

In 2011 Cor Apeldoorn joined the HeatTeQ team as a project manager. Before that he worked at Woodward Inc. after he graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 at Tata Steel Ijmuiden. Coke Batteries are his speciality and with HeatTeQ he has been working as project manager on mainly coke battery projects.


Henk Pannenborg | Project Engineer

As our project engineer Henk assists our project managers working on site from the office in Alkmaar with engineering. Before joining HeatTeQ Henk worked for several years as an engineer.


Peet Snyders | General Manager South Africa

Peet started his career with ArcelorMittal South Africa as a development engineer and later held various management positions in the production and procurement environment. These positions included being coke plant manager of Batteries 1 – 4 in Vanderbijlpark and leading the restructuring of the procurement environment of ArcelorMittal after the merger. In the latter part of 2009 Peet joined Anglo American central procurement team as the Global Category Manager: Smelters, responsible for the procurement of all secondary raw materials. In 2011 he joined Fosbel as their Global Technical Director assuming ultimate responsibility for the planning, project management and customer satisfaction of major repair and maintenance projects. As HeatTeQ's General Manager South Africa, Peet is responsible for customer liaison, local proposals and project preparation for South African projects.

Alida Swart | Office Manager South Africa

Since the start of the HeatTeQ branche in South Africa, Alida is working for us as our office manager. Before that she had gained many years of experience as an office manager, administrator, secretary and P.A.