Meet Our Team

We work daily to maintain quality, service and customer satisfaction.

Bert Van Loock

Managing Director

Bert entered the seafood industry by coincidence in 1990, at the age of 23, thanks to a recommendation of a friend. Through the years, he has worked as a sales and purchase manager, commercial director and as CEO. He developed a true passion for seafood and gathered a high degree of product expertise, also thanks to uncountable visits to suppliers worldwide. While he enjoys continuously expanding the company's network of partners in the industry he has developed very close and long term co-operations with producers and customers worldwide, some of whom became true friends.

Hobbies:
Reading, travel, music, playing bass guitar, gastronomy and playing an occasional round of golf.

Favorite seafood:
Dover sole, Norway Lobster (Scampi), Cold-water lobster

Languages:
Dutch, French, English, Spanish, Italian, some words of Portuguese and German

Life motto:
“Be honest” and “Laugh where you can, be serious when you have to”.

Liesbet Michielsen

Head of Administration

Liesbet started working in the seafood industry in 2004 at the age of 24 as a logistics employee. She has remained in the industry ever since and enjoys the international work environment and diverse contacts. After 15 years being active in the seafood industry, she is very happy to be an instrumental part of the Aquamarine Team.

Hobbies:
Family, running long distances, reading, travelling

Favorite seafood:
Spaghetti alle vongole, lobster

Languages:
Dutch, English and French

Life motto:
“pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”

Olivier Van Gulck

Sales Manager

Olivier held multiple roles as a Key Account manager both in food service and retail since 2004. In search for a new challenge and inspired by a passion for seafood, Olivier joined the Aqua Marine Seafood team in October 2021.

Hobbies:
Gastronomy, travel, cinema, cooking, football

Favourite seafood:
Grilled lobster, oysters, scallops, langoustines, wild-caught seabass

Languages:
Dutch,French, English and German

Life motto:
'Work hard, play hard'

Bruno Verfaille

Sales Manager

Bruno is passionate about sales and has worked in that capacity for different sectors. A love for food, and more especifically seafood, led him to enter the industry in 2017, working for a local fish wholesaler. In search for new challenges, Bruno joined the Aquamarine Seafood team in 2021.

Hobbies:
Football, sports in general, travelling

Favorite seafood:
Seabass, Plaice and Tuna

Life motto:
“What goes around, comes around”

Yoran Ceulemans

Administrative Assistant

Yoran joined Aquamarine Seafood as his first working experience in 2020, at 21 years old. He is excited to get to know the industry and become knowledgeable in all matters related to seafood.
Happy to be part of this amazing team of passionate people, Yoran is looking forward to the many fun challenges ahead.

Favorite seafood:
Torpedo shrimp, salmon and battered squid rings

Hobbies:
Listening to music, attending festivals, football and watching sports in general.

Languages:
Dutch, English and French

Life moto:
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Nam Tran Hoang

Country Manager, Vietnam

Nam’s love for seafood brought him to the industry in 2008. In the past 10 years he has worked as a QC-QA manager and packaging developer.
Through the years, Nam has always given his best performance on the job and he hopes that he can continue to bring the best quality seafoods to everyone that shares his passion for it. He is now a valued member of the Aquamarine Seafood team.

Hobbies:
Blues music, action movies, football and travel

Favorite seafood:
Salmon, Grouper, Crabs and Clams

Languages:
Vietnamese, English

Life motto:
``Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow” and “Do your best, the rest will come”

Kristine Van Wesemael

Quality systems manager

Kristine graduated in Science and Pharmacy and started in 1989 in the Food Industry as Quality and R&D manager. She worked for different sectors like sauces, marinades, herbs and spices, chocolate, pawns, salads, ready-to-eat meals, meal components, eggs, flavors, etc. After 1 year working as an Auditor Food Standards, she started in 2020 as a freelancer Quality/R&D to support companies in their Quality and R&D department.

Hobbies:
Cooking and experimenting, being creative, photography

Favorite seafood:
Salmon, mussels

Languages:
Dutch, English, French

Life motto:
You can achieve anything if you go for it

Ilse Heip

Manager packaging & graphic design

As a graphic designer, Ilse has her own graphic house for 20 years now. She started in 2002 and worked for a wide range of clients. Often in the cultural field but just as well in a more commercial environment. Ilse proved to be technically and creatively very competent to handle different kinds of assignments. Because of her experience and insight, she works very independently but is a strong team player as well. That’s why she gladly joined the Aquamarine Team.

Hobbies:
Singing and playing drums, writing, photography, drawing, movies, reading, spending time in nature.

Favorite seafood:
Squid, langoustines, lobster, sole

Languages:
Dutch, English, French, a mouth full of Italian

Life moto:
Don’t believe the Hype