Canisius Consulting
Consulting en Interim Management


Name: Canisius, Wil
Date of birth: May 17, 1951
Company: Canisius Consulting: managing director (since 2001)
Member of NIVE
Member of the Graphic Sector of Industry (KVGO)
Mobile +31(0)613076068

Personal presentation

I am a business-like personality with a strong charisma. I am very much involved in the things I do. Therefore I am very result driven. I am very easy in contacting people and I do so as well on a management level as on the workers level. Therefore I hear and see a lot in an organization and reach the essence of the organization and its objectives. I always search for the interaction between the employees and the processes to see where improvements can be accomplished. I am a real change manager. I am a good listener and therefore I can see and feel what moves the organization.

Through my broad experience with interim jobs I am very useful as change or improvement manager in a wide range of situations and organizations.

Wide experience in several areas

Management experience

Project Management


Performed assignments since 2001

2015 FMCG branche. Interim project manager.
Project international CLP-EU project (certifying and labelling of packaging). Several engineering projects for line improvements and improving the OEE.
2013 Security printing organization (money, visa, stamps).
Organizing a planning and control department in a highly secured printing plant (money, visa and stamps).
2012 Graphic group. Project Management.
Graphic group with great aim for growth. Project manager for the integration of 4 companies to one location (AD Mercurius). Leading the project team. Responsible for the planning and costs.
2011 Pharmaceutical company. Supply chain manager.
Temporary management and support in complex transition projects within the organization.Results:

  • Extensive knowledge of GMP/GDP/ISO
  • Managing the department in difficult transition period
  • Support of several projects in relation to ICT (SAP), cold chain transport, national influenza campaign. Several QA validations performed.
  • Advisory report on future position of warehouses
2010 Several food companies
Experience in food companies with specific focus on HACCP.
2009 Newspaper production plant. Interim maintenance manager.
Reorganization of technical department. Support/consulting in an important reorganization (process optimization). Installing new equipment in the whole plant (65 milj. Euro). Development of a service maintenance system (Ultimo)Results:

  • Employees worked together again
  • Good cooperation with project department
  • Delivering a working OMS system (Ultimo)
2007 Governmental department. Project staff member
Logistic project of national archive. Responsible for quality control at delivering the project.Results:

  • Leading migration of some archives
  • Responsible for delivery forms and delivery report
2007 Elevator company. Interim department manager
Company for installing elevators. Reorganization installation department.. Report on future policy. Recruiting successor (50 empl.)Results:

  • Improvement of communication between installation department and company.
  • Changing the organization of the department
  • Improving results from -20 % to – 5%
  • Found successor and introduced him
2006 Maintenance and service organization in metal industry.
Implementation of a merger of two companies in metal and servicing. Feasibility study and consulting. Responsible for complex change process. Interim technical director of company (60 empl.)Results:

  • Report on merging of these companies
  • Realizing the merger, including men and machinery
  • Development of new processes and working methods in maintenance and service
  • Interim management of new company
2005 Investigating and consulting about capacity adjusting between 3 plants. (2 months)

Consulting and support on several project for a management information system (MIS) for the entire group. (3 months)

Improving productivity. Consulting on production results. Responsible for interim management (45 empl.) (3 months)

2004 Data entry project and translations of MIS (2 months)

Several consulting assignments for nation wide postal organization to establish general postal rates in specific areas (2 months)

2003 Newspaper production plant. Interim management newspaper production company
Head of production and member MT. Assignment: stabilizing production level, process and quality control and leading change management and reorganization (100 empl.)Results:

  • Production, communication and collaboration has improved
  • Responsible for reorganization in printing department
2002 Personal coaching agency for foreign machine manufacturer
Negotiations and business plan long term.
2001 National postal organization.
Project assignment nation wide postal organization. Evaluation of the pilot tests, publication valuation report and advise for the future.Results:

  • Project management for the field tests
  • Report on the future
2001 Newspaper production plant
Create and run a workshop on process control for printers and engineers to increase process control.Results:

  • Development of workshop
  • Training all employees of printing and service department
2001 National postal organization
Consultancy assignment nation wide postal organization. Investigate effects of new distribution software for the graphic industry and mailing houses. Research and consulting.Results:

  • Extensive research on sorting software
  • Report on implementation of the system and on the effects on the mailing houses.

Accomplished jobs (full-time)

1997 – 2001 Ten Klei Direct Marketing Service Center at Purmerend
Technical director (120 employees) Full service graphic and direct marketing organization. Responsible for all production departments and maintenance.
1996 – 1997 Wegener Corsmit at Zoetermeer
Manager operations (80 employees) Fulfilment organization. Responsible for all production departments and maintenance.
1995 – 1996 Coster Groep at Houten
Project manager
1988 – 1995 Roto Smeets De Boer at Hilversum
Consultant Production and Technological developments Consultant for the entire graphic group.
1980 – 1988 Koninklijke Smeets Offset in Weert
Department manager (280 employees) Web offset and bindery department


Gymnasium B
Mechanical engineering, Technical University Eindhoven
Several specializations, such as:


Engels en Duits: fluently
French: very reasonable
Italian: limited

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