InspiraFarms onboards new Director of Sales
The InspiraFarms team is pleased to welcome Dave Zoetemelk in the newly created position of Director of Sales. He will be responsible for leading InspiraFarms sales team in managing all sales operations, designing and implementing strategic plans to reach sales targets and will continue to build and cultivate lasting relationships with InspiraFarms customers.
As an educated Business Engineer from the University of Applied Sciences in Haarlem, Dave comes to InspiraFarms with 15 years’ experience in refrigeration, cooling and building projects across Africa, Europe and Asia where he has taken on various positions such as Project Manager, moving on to Sales Manager, Commercial Director and now, Director of Sales.
Dave has designed units of all sizes and has been deeply involved in the engineering, delivery, and sales of cooling solutions in austere environments across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Dave’s drive during his Business Development role has been to build strong customer relationships as he designs and sells the best cooling solutions for their needs.
“I am extremely excited to join the InspiraFarms team and contribute my knowledge and experience to grow the company and make it the market leader in cold chain solutions for high value crops in Africa. The solar kits, financing options and data driven solutions are an added value for all farmers and third-party logistic companies, and this makes the company a unique player in the field,” he says.
Born and bred in Holland, Dave lost his heart to Africa where he has worked for majority of his career in countries such as Kenya and Zambia. He is now based in Nairobi, Kenya where lives with his wife and son.
InspiraFarms designs, finances and supplies energy-efficient cold rooms & packhouses to agribusinesses and food distributors in East and Southern Africa. InspiraFarms technology allows its customers to access new higher-value markets, significantly cut energy costs, reduce post-harvest losses and meet international food safety certifications. InspiraFarms provides remote performance monitoring capabilities and long-term asset financing that allow customers to overcome financial barriers to acquiring new technology and grow sustainably.