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 Expert  107900

Expert in Machinery CE-Marking, Medical Device CE-Marking, CE-Marking with EU Authorized Representative Office

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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ISO 9000 IMPLEMENTATION; ISO 9000 AUDITING. Expert has expertise in implementing, documenting, and auditing procedures of medium to small companies that are pursuing ISO 9000 certification. Her organization, QNET, provides training and consulting to implement ISO 9000, with emphasis on minimizing documentation. The implementation is based on the QNET 8 part model, which has proven effective for QNET's 100+ registered companies. The strategies used by the company have cut implementation costs from 20% to 50%.

CE MARKING. Expert is familiar with CE-Mark services including machinery safety directive, low voltage directive, EMC directive, telecommunications directive, medical device directive, toys directive, and personal protective equipment.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE. Expert has been working for over 15 years in the field of international trade. Her expertise includes international credit and finance, international administration and transportation, international sales and marketing, and general management of an overseas subsidiary.

SHIPPING; EXPORTED PRODUCT. Her expertise in international administration covers export process from quotation through shipment and collection. This includes topics such as export distribution and logistics, finance, insurance, collections, legal considerations, and key export risk areas.

Expert's international marketing experience includes export sales, product distribution alternatives, and designing an appropriate marketing plan.


international shipping


international trade


ISO 9000 auditing


ISO 9000 implementation

Expert develops services and implements sales & marketing strategies for QNET LLC. Including ISO 9000/13485 simplified consulting, CE-marking services for medical and in-vitro diagnostic medical device manufacturers and Advisory Technical files for machinery/ATEX/PED manufacturers. Topics on which she lectures frequently throughoutnthe USA She has brought together an experienced team of American quality management and USA/FDA consultants, European medical device experts and machinery design/compliance engineers. She has combined a high quality Authorized Representative Service with a unique European awareness campaign, resulting in a return on the ce-marking investment made by her U.S. and Canadian clients. She is the founder of the QNET LLC, Elk River, MN. with a Branch office in The Netherlands and co–founder of Mesterdene Ltd in the EU, and owns the ce-mark.com and ce-authorizedrepresentative.eu websites.

CE Marking

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  and Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   BA   Business Administration   St. Carolus, The Netherlands  
1968   Dipl   Business French   Foundation for Modern Language, The Netherlands  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2006







Managing Partner with Sales and marketing function

1990 to 1994


International Division, Redmond Products Inc.



Worldwide Director Sales + Marketing


Established and managed worldwide distribution

1985 to 2006


Several Universities + colleges





Instructor International Trade courses and seminars

1982 to 1990


RayGo Inc


International Divison


General Manager (Brussels, Belgium Subsidiary), International Finance Manager, Export Sales Manager


Worldwide sales and marketing

Career Accomplishments:

She is a Past President of the Minnesota World Trade Association and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1982-86.


Expert has authored and completed numerous seminars on issues such as CE-marking, WEEE, RoHS


She received the World Trader of the Year Award in 1985 from the State of Minnesota.

Publications and Patents Summary

Numerous articles can be found in publications and on websites. Most of them can be located simply entering her name in Google.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1998 to   US Dept. of Commerce   Lecturer   She writes and presents seminars on CE-marking of Machinery, Medical, ATEX, WEEE & RoHS Directives
1998 to   Minnesota Trade Office   Lecturer   She writes and presents seminars on CE marking of Machinery, Medical, ATEX, WEEE & RoHS Directives

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • In-house seminars on ce-marking
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in CE Marking and ATEX information for battery powered in coal mine.
  • EU cosmetic expert for consulting on advising CTO to meet 76/768/EEC requirements.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
to 1982   Belgium and the Netherlands   Expert was educated in the Netherlands and worked in Belgium and the Netherlands prior to 1982
to   The Netherlands   Set up an EU Authorized Representative office on behalf of QNET LLC
to   Belgium   Managed office for Minnesota heavy construction equipment manufacturer to a succesful close

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Dutch   speak, read and write fluently
German   read
Flemish   speak and read fluently

Market Research:
International marketing experience for personal care products, heavy construction equipment and consulting services.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Writes and delivers seminars to many industry, quality and government groups on topics such as ce-marking for the EU.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Assists clients with the selection of EU Notified Bodies for Machinery and Medical devices

Other Skills and Services

Founder of an International Consulting firm. Bringing together an experienced team of American and European medical device experts and machinery/design compliance engineers to assist clients with the ce-marking process .


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