REFERENCES

INTERIM MANAGEMENT

Frans Hoffmans

Managing Director Scafom-rux International

Scafom-Rux

"Marcel M.P. Probst makes the difference between talking about organizational changes and transformation and actually getting organizational changes done. His hands on and skilled approach to human resources means he implements structural organizational changes effectively and swiftly.

He is efficient and focused and well-practiced at motivating and engaging employees in order to get the best results. Marcel is a valuable addition to any team."

Jacco Rijnbeek

Partner
IBS Capital
Management BV.

Kaarsenfabriek Parcan B.V.

"Between September 2015 and March 2017, Marcel M.P. Probst worked as CEO of Kaarsenfabriek Parcan B.V. Marcel achieved many significant improvements during his time at this strongly seasonal company, not least in terms of efficiency, ICT solutions and inventory management. In addition, he strengthened and improved the management team in various areas.

Marcel has tremendous drive and energy and, from the outset, demonstrated his ability, as interim CEO, to directly recognize, analyze, see through and (re)solve issues. Despite his excellent performance and dedicated contribution, Parcan did not survive, for several reasons, including persistent problematic developments in the market. Nevertheless, I do not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Marcel. "

Jakob Broekman

Managing Director CE Repair Services Group

CE Repair Services Group

"From January 2013 to February 2015, Marcel Probst successfully fulfilled his role as CEO of the CE Repair Services Group. Especially during 2013, Marcel contributed to our company making enormous progress by, among other things, designing and implementing more efficient processes and developing our staff on all levels. In particular, his role in the (re)development of our IT system - CE Online - and in winning important new customers has significantly improved our market position.

Consequently, our market share has grown strongly. Marcel’s focus on key issues and his enormous drive are greatly appreciated and we would like to thank him warmly for his outstanding and positive contribution. We wish Marcel lots of success in his future career."

Vitor Neves

Chief Executive Officer Colep SA

Colep Zülpich GmbH

"Marcel Probst has worked as Interim Managing Director of Colep Zülpich GmbH from May 2010 until January 2012. He was hired to manage a complex change process, after the significant negative impact of the international financial crisis of 2008/2009.

In this 20 months period, Marcel materialized a significant improvement in the plant, both on operations, as well as on the morale of the people.

Working in a very autonomous way, Marcel led the definition of the future strategy of the business and has conducted the restructuring of sales and operations in a very successful way, preparing the plant to be competitive in a very demanding international environment.

Customers' recognition was mostly achieved, which resulted in a good number of new projects being awarded to the company.

Marcel had an excellent influence on the employees, by creating high motivation and a strong sense of mission. At the same time, he also developed a strong Management Team for the future.

Overall results were very good, which clearly demonstrate Marcel's leadership skills and accomplishment focus."

Bernd Elsner

Chief Executive Officer BELFOR Europe GmbH

Belfor

Customers' recognition was mostly achieved, which resulted in a good number of new projects being awarded to the company.

Marcel had an excellent influence on the employees, by creating high motivation and a strong sense of mission. At the same time, he also developed a strong Management Team for the future.

Overall results were very good, which clearly demonstrate Marcel's leadership skills and accomplishment focus."

Mr. Probst mastered the (change) business exceptionally well, used a very structured approach and continuously realized the agreed measures. Regardless experiencing extreme levels of stress, he uninterrupted acted calm, thoughtful and focused. In a very short period he gained the employees' trust and was experienced as a competed partner. During our European meetings he valuably contributed in business and strategic discussions. Based on a new level of trust, customer relations established, in general resulting in a more positive company image. In addition, Mr. Probst was available by the selection process and initial period of his successor.

As a result, we would like to stress that we are exceptionally satisfied with his performance. We clearly would hire Mr. Probst again if a comparable assignment would appear and would like to recommend him without any doubt."

Gunnar Åckerblom

Vice President Anticimex Europe AB

Anticimex Benelux BV

"Marcel Probst was working as acting Managing Director in our subsidiary Anticimex Benelux from May 2005 to January 2006. Apart from running the daily business his mission was to improve the financial performance of the company by identifying growth opportunities as well as rationalization potentials and after board decision execute the same.

Marcel won the organizations trust in a very short time, which enabled him to implement the desired changes both in behavior and attitude. During his time he was in to every important topic both internally and externally ranging from direct negotiations with key customers to reorganizing sales, service and administration.

He improved considerably both the internal communication and the motivation of the staff and laid a sound platform for the company's future development.

I know Marcel Probst as a very analytical, professional and communicative leader and I have enjoyed the co-operation with him. He is a good change agent and therefore a reliable choice for anybody who looks for efficient interim management."

Kevin Appleton

Chief Executive Officer Lavendon Group plc

Zooom (Germany & Austria) GmbH and BTB (Germany & Austria) GmbH

"Empee Interim Management undertook an assignment in our German and Austrian subsidiaries which involved driving change in business culture, business process and business performance.

The integrated approach to this meant that at the end of the assignment period we had a 'ready to go' organization which could be transitioned back into the hands of the long-term internal management."

Tuomo Hyysalo

Director Europe Dexion Group Limited

Constructor Systemtechnik GmbH

"We have been working with Empee Interim Management in creating profitable businesses for companies which have been part of a larger group. The intention has been to find new owners to these businesses. In these situations you need multi-skilled people to initiate and manage the turnaround, pump up the Management Team to accept a new type of responsibilities and attitudes and to prepare the company to the road show

leading to a successful sale. Marcel Probst has been able to demonstrate the rare skills of multicultural change agent pushing the companies through sometimes painful changes with energy and enthusiasm. It has been great to work together with a positive corporate 'anarchist' who does not take 'no' for an answer and pushes everyday to new heights."

Kevin Appleton

Managing Director Industrial Division Constructor Dexion Limited

Lalesse Constructor BV

"I have found the Empee Interim Management approach to be analytical, sympathetic to the strategic needs of the business

and strong at engaging people in their change process."

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