Nowadays, his position is Teamleader Service Engineers of the Communication department. "I was the 17th employee back then and now we are with a few hundred people. Great to see that the company has grown so much. In the meantime I have been able to see just about the entire world. That, in combination with technical challenges on various types of ships and in collaboration with people who share the same interest. Isn't that great?" tells Dennis with a smile.
A working day at Alphatron Marine
Most people see our products. But we see the people who realize these products. Our teams consist of the best professionals in the field of development, design, engineering and commerce. Our people are flexible and driven and work with an open and innovative mindset, focused on development and improvement. In this way every employee at Alphatron Marine contributes in his or her own unique way to the service and products of Alphatron Marine. "The human touch in technology".
Dennis van den Akker - Teamleader Communication Service Engineers
He came, saw and never left. Dennis van den Akker came in as an MTS intern and has been working at Alphatron Marine for almost a quarter of a century. He is the company's oldest ex-intern. After 3 months at the company, his supervisor asked if he wanted to stay for another 3 months. When the internship ended, his supervisor wanted to extend one more time again. "It got a little crazy and I called school. They said: "if they offer you a contract, you should stay there." And so I did. My first real jobs were repairing police radios and replacing antennas on ships", according to Dennis.
Proud of his work
According to his wife, who is also working at Alphatron Marine, there is no car trip where Dennis doesn't mention something like: "hey, the antenna on that high building was placed by me" or "look, on that ship we replaced the public address system." He smiles when someone of his friends records a part of the sound of the PA system onboard a ferry while on holiday and shares it with him. "That was our job!" he then says with proud.