Hans Heijmans

COO Lightyear

 “Be your best self, do what you like and like what you do”

Hans is responsible for the Operations of Lightyear which includes Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement and Quality of their vehicles. He made the conscious choice to switch from corporate roles in multinationals like Volvo Cars and DSM to the purpose driven startup Lightyear halfway through his career. Hans has a strong passion for developing highly engaged teams and creating a great workplace through transparency, empowerment, freedom and trust. Executive Director with a history of working in the automotive and chemicals industry, in manufacturing as well as in shared services. Experience in General Management, Organizational Redesign, Performance Management, Operational Excellence, Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, Supply Management, Outsourcing Strategies, Cost Reduction Programs and Global Strategic Sourcing.