The Senior leadership team

Deep industry and international experience

Bob Fast

Bob Fast

President and Chief Executive Officer
– American

Bob was first appointed CEO in 2003. In 2009 he assumed the position of President and CEO of GE Equipment Services. He led the carve out and sale of TIP Trailer Services to HNA and was reappointed CEO of TIP Trailer Services when the transaction closed. Bob joined GE in 1982 and held leadership positions in a number of GE divisions including roles in Finance, Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Leasing, and General Management. He was appointed as a Board Member of Global TIP Holdings One B.V. in 2014.

Hiske Damhuis

Hiske Damhuis

Chief Human Resource Officer
– Dutch

Hiske was first appointed as HR Director when she joined TIP/GE in 2006. She was appointed as HR Director GE Equipment Services in 2009. Hiske was reappointed HR Director of TIP Trailer Services in 2013 on the completion of the acquisition by HNA. In addition to her role in TIP/GE she was a board member of the GE Pension fund in the Netherlands from 2010 until 2013. Prior to joining TIP/GE, Hiske worked for Nortel Networks as Senior HR Manager for the Benelux and Nordics.

Arjen Kraaij

Arjen Kraaij

Vice President Corporate Development
– Dutch

Arjen joined TIP/GE in 1997 and over the years has held several commercial and general management roles, including Commercial Director for the Benelux Region, and General Manager for Eastern Europe. His previous role was leading the European Marketing and Services organisation, as well as the International and Strategic Accounts Group. Arjen was appointed Business Development and Equipment Funding Director in 2013.

Paul Beadle

Paul Beadle

Chief Operating Officer
– British

Paul joined TIP/GE as a trainee manager in 1986. He has extensive transportation and trailer services industry experience having worked through numerous operations positions including branch and regional management, culminating in his appointment as UK Operations Director in 2002. Paul assumed the position of European Operations Director for GE Equipment Services in 2006 and was appointed to the position of European Operations Director for TIP Trailer Services in 2013 on completion of the acquisition by HNA. In 2015, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.

Malachy Mc Enroe

Malachy Mc Enroe

Chief Financial Officer
– Irish

Malachy was appointed CFO in 2013 on the completion of the acquisition by HNA. He had been CFO for GE Equipment Services since 2008. In this role he led the financing and deal structuring for the carve out and sale of TIP Trailer Services. Malachy joined TIP/GE in 1997 and has held various finance roles within the asset leasing, rental and services divisions, as well as with GE’s Consumer Finance division. Prior to TIP/GE, he worked for various multinational companies in a number of different industries operating across Europe.

Rick Kloepfer

Vice President Canada
– Canadian

Rick joined TIP Trailer Services in 2016 as part of the Train Trailer acquisition in Canada. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Train Trailers since 2012 and was appointed Vice President for Canada following TIP’s acquisition of Train Trailer. He originally joined West Van Trailers as General Manager in 2005 and led the subsequent acquisition and integration of Blue Star, West Van and Train to form the current Train Trailer business in Canada. He brings over 24 years of equipment leasing and rental experience in the Canadian market.

Jan Ihlau

Jan Ihlau

Legal Officer and Company Secretary
– German

Jan was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary for TIP Trailer Services in 2013 on the completion of the acquisition by HNA. He joined TIP/GE in 2003 as Legal Counsel for the TIP, Rail and Modular Space businesses of GE Equipment Services in Central Europe and was appointed General Counsel in 2010. He is an experienced General Counsel with more than 18 years of broad international legal leadership experience. Prior to joining TIP Trailer Services, Jan was a senior lawyer with a major German law firm, where he led their corporate and commercial law department.

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Mark Crossland

Vice President Tankers UK
– British

Mark joined TIP/GE in 1996 and has extensive transportation and tanker services industry experience. Over the years he has held several commercial and operational roles in the tanker part of TIP’s business including serving as European Operations Director. He has led the development and growth of the UK Tanker business following the HNA acquisition of TIP and was promoted to General Manager UK Tankers in 2015.

Michael Furnival

Vice President UK and Ireland Region
– British

With more than 27 years’ experience in the transportation and trailer services industry, Michael initially joined TIP Trailer Services as a UK Area Sales Manager in 1988. He left to become Sales Director at Transrent in 2000. Michael re-joined TIP in 2007 as Sales Director for the UK and Ireland. He was promoted to his current position as General Manager, UK and Ireland Region in 2015.

Rogier Laan

Vice President Benelux Region
– Dutch

Rogier joined TIP/GE in 1989. He held various international commercial and general management roles within TIP, Key Lease and GE in The Netherlands, Spain and Italy, culminating in his appointment as the Director of Pan-European Accounts. Rogier was appointed European Commercial Director for TIP Trailer Services in 2009. In 2015 he was promoted to General Manager for the Benelux Region. Prior to working for TIP/GE, he worked as a financial controller for the Dutch local government authorities, Gelco and Citicorp.

Oliver Bange

Vice President Central Europe Region
– German

Oliver re-joined TIP Trailer Services in 2015 on his appointment as General Manager for the Central and Eastern Europe Region. Oliver started his career at BTZ as Country Manager for Italy. He joined GE in 1998 and held various commercial roles in GE Capital. In 2004, he joined TIP as Tankers Director Continental Europe. Oliver left TIP in 2010 to join DKV Euro Service as European Director of Sales.

Christian Petersen

Vice President Nordic Region
– Danish

Christian re-joined TIP Trailer Services as Commercial Leader for the Nordic Region in 2014 and was promoted to General Manager for that region in 2015. Prior to re-joining TIP, he was General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, UTC Fire and Security Products EMEA from 2008 to 2014. Christian originally joined TIP in 2003 as Sales Director for the Nordic Region.

Didier Felice

Vice President Mediterranean Region
– French

Didier joined TIP Trailer Services in 2005 as General Manager for France. In 2009, he was appointed as European Business Development Director for TIP. In 2011, Didier assumed the role as Commercial Leader for the Med Region. In 2015 he was promoted to General Manager for the Med Region. Prior to joining TIP, Didier held several general management roles for various global IT companies. During this period, Didier developed a strong expertise in the outsourcing services industry.