Stefan Van der Stelt, Territory Manager Queensland
Extensive experience is something you find with all of Protec®’s field support staff and Stefan Van der Stelt is no exception. In fact, his experience began with growing up around his father’s bodyshop in Germany, before he joined the business as a paint technician in the mid-1980s. Along with developing his trade skills, Stefan also did a two year stint in the German Army and spent some time in the power generation industry. After moving his family to Australia in 2000, Stefan branched out into various roles for both paint suppliers and distributors. When the opportunity came to join Protec, he was immediately interested due to all the positive changes in the brand. He started his new role on 1st April 2014.
“Protec has gone from a brand that you didn’t see very often to one with a very good product range that I’m very happy to recommend. My background in Germany means that quality is very important to me. Protec’s product range is all new so the quality is very good and the price is very good but where many other brands fall down is support – for me this is a key word. I see my customers as my family and I treat them as family and the trust and loyalty myself and Protec get in return is what keeps me going. I see a long term role with Protec – I want to keep building strong relationships with customers so I can continue to help them run successful businesses.”