Born in Hamilton, Canada, Eric van Essen has grown up with an international vehicle trader pioneer (Wouter- The founder of Techlantic). After graduating from McMaster University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management, Eric spent 12 years implementing and selling software to Canadian engineering companies. With the expertise in software and business processes Eric has joined the Techlantic team in January 2017 and redefined how the business operates and is now a shareholder and managing director.
Jaskiran was born in India and immigrated to Canada in 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration and Marketing at Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus. Other areas of study included Certificate in Creativity and Innovation. Prior to her position at Techlantic, she has gained many skills in administration and sales from her educational as well as professional experience. Jaskiran has started working at the Techlantic team in September 2019, where her responsibilities have included administration and marketing.
Born in Mississauga, Ontario. Jennifer is the youngest child of Wouter van Essen. Having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics at Wilfred Laurier University, Jennifer continued her studies at Queens University and received a Bachelor of Education degree. Jennifer is a part-time artist and began working with Techlantic in March 2019, where her responsibilities are to support the administrative and accounting teams.
June was born in Trinidad and immigrated to Canada in 1971 with her family. June graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. June found her self gravitating towards finance related positions and became a Certified General Accountant in 1998. June's strong accounting background led her to the position of Controller for Techlantic in 2003. Since then she has overseen the smooth operations of the accounting department.
Margriet was born in Indonesia. At the age of 10 she moved with her family to the Netherlands. In 1971 she married Tom van Essen. With Tom and her new family, Margriet immigrated to Canada in 1986. The new vehicle export company Tom and Wouter had started was becoming extremely busy, as such Margriet was asked to help in the office for a few hours per week; that quickly became a full-time job.
Michelle was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Both parents had immigrated from Hannover, Germany to Canada in 1956. During her years of growing up Michelle had visited Germany many times and can casually communicate in the German language. Michelle has gained many skills in the working world but has found her strength in Cost Accounting, Inventory Control and General Accounting. She has over 15 years of General Accounting experience and also over 10 years of experience working in a Manufacturing environment as a Cost Accountant.
Born in England, Robin Jones emigrated to Canada, becoming a Canadian Citizen in 1979. As a seasoned business and finance professional, Robin’s 25-year international auto trading career has developed long-lasting relationships across the globe, earning his reputation as a reliable and trustworthy business partner.
Tom was born and raised in the Netherlands. From an early age Tom had an enjoyment of the sea, the waves, and sailing. This eventually led him to an Engineering degree as a Naval Architect. After 10 years as a manager in shipyards, Tom moved to Canada in 1986 to join his brother in a new vehicle export company. For nearly 30 years Tom has dutifully served the needs of all the Techlantic customers, establishing long lasting contacts.
William was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature at McMaster University. Other areas of study included Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy and Art History. William has worked at Techlantic since 2002, where his responsibilities have included parts sales, logistics, administration, car sales and customer service.
Wouter was born in the Netherlands where he completed his Engineering study as Mechanical Engineer. He immigrated to Canada in 1976 and in 1983 ventured into export of vehicles from Canada to the USA. He rapidly expanded his business with a focus upon Europe.