Spark continues to renew!

Spark continues to renew!

Starting 1 October 2020, Michel van Schie will be managing partner at Spark. Michel joined Spark in 2004 from TNO. In more than 15 years, his responsibilities and experience have grown in various roles. Michel has been a partner at Spark since 2016. He will take over from founding partner Maarten Wilming.

23 setembro 2020

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.