Maarten will bring his experience to take on a new challenge as R&D Director at Quooker. “I am very proud of what I have been able to build at Spark. In 28 years, it has grown into a leading and successful innovation and design agency. I look back on extraordinary collaborations with great colleagues and interesting clients and on incredible achievements, a beautiful company and a wonderful team. Now, it is time for me to take on a new, challenging role in the field of design and innovation while giving space to the ambitions and ideas of a new generation at Spark.”
Michel: "We will miss Maarten immensely and are very grateful for what he has built. Maarten is an inquisitive, driven and skilled leader of whom we have learned a great deal. It will be an honor to build on his legacy."
Michel will shape the future of Spark together with founding partner Robert Barnhoorn. Robert: "With his passionate soul and many talents, Maarten has built Spark into what it is now. We - and I myself in particular - are very grateful to Maarten for the many years of very pleasant collaboration. His drive will be carried on by a renewed core of people at Spark. We wish Maarten every bit of success and happiness taking this terrific next step!" Maarten will remain attached to Spark as an advisor.