Erik Aapkes

Erik Aapkes

Sales and Marketing Director for the Netherlands and at McCain Foods Limited

2275 Cabot Drive, Lisle, Illinois, United States
HQ Phone:
(630) 955-0400

General Information


Director of Capability Development  - Blueprint Consultants Limited


Sales and Marketing Director for Benelux  - Cadbury Schweppes plc

Country Manager  - The Nordic Company

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Erik Aapkes
Pre-Blueprint Background: An MBA Commercial Economics graduate, Erik started his commercial life with Rothmans Tobacco Company. During his 14 years of service with Rothmans he had roles in field sales, promotions, account management, area and sales management and as GM for the Rothmans business in the Canary Islands, where he set up the Rothmans Canarias sales and distribution organisation. He returned to the Netherlands to join Cadbury Schweppes as Sales and Marketing Director for Benelux and started working with McCain Foods in 2003 as Sales and Marketing Director for the Netherlands, and soon became Country Manager for the Nordics and Baltic States. He shifted his career to Learning and Development and ran the Global Commercial Learning department in McCain for 3 years. Blueprint Experience: Erik has been involved with an important suite of Blueprint activities over the last 2 years in a number of countries with a wide range of customers from different sectors. He has the title Director of Capability Development and his language skills are fluently speaking Dutch, English, German and Spanish, combined with his vast and international commercial experience allows him to coach and consult customers and train the Blueprint suite of programs in various industries in many parts of this world.

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