Eric van der Meulen, PMP, RBPMP
Meet Eric van der Meulen
Eric van der Meulen has been living and breathing project and program management since his very first position at General Electric Plastics Europe over 30 years ago. Ten years into his career he moved to Michigan to lead the development of printing and finishing of polycarbonate automotive glazing. This resulted in a portfolio of groundbreaking processes, materials, equipment, and several patents. Eric’s consulting portfolio includes strategic planning and deployment, phase gate implementation, business process improvement, as well as management of technology, product development, IT, HR, ERP, compliance, quality, and capital projects. He has coached managers and project stakeholders at all levels including C-suite, executive teams, managers, project teams, and task forces. He also is an instructor at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan helping student prepare for their Project Management Professional Certification (PMP).
Building on extensive client work and learnings about key success factors to running a business, Eric’s most recent venture focuses on equipping growing businesses with a simple, flexible, and easy to implement business management system. Called “The Agile Business System™, it enables thriving companies to achieve fast results.
Working with True North PMP Consulting, Eric is able to help clients become more efficient and effective in their project management and new product development and commercialization processes.
Eric earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Avans University in Breda, Netherlands. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Rummler-Brache Process Improvement Professional (RBPMP).
Richard is a wealth of knowledge in which he has accumulated over a very successful career. I appreciated learning from him every step of the way.
Richard helped our team to get honest about our existing NPD process. He did not impose his ideas on our system. Instead, he allowed us to come to those realizations on our own.
Since our project with Richard, we have continued to build upon our work together. I will definitely keep Richard in mind for future opportunities.