Roeland Delfgaauw from Trafimar in Mexico has become a member of the Board of PAIMA (Pan American International Movers Association).
Roeland is a Dutch national who started working with Mexpack in Mexico and moved on to Trafimar Relocation Services seven years ago as director international sales and agents network.
Roeland said that he had been interested in taking a more hands-on role within PAIMA for a while and was delighted when Lars Lemche, PAIMA President, contacted him to ask if he would be available to serve on the Board.
“It’s nice to have the opportunity to become more recognised in the industry and I was flattered to be asked for my input,” he said. “It will be very interesting to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes.”
Roeland said that PAIMA is a very strong organisation and he will be working hard while he is in office helping to increase the membership of PAIMA to expand the reach of the organisation globally. Roeland is also keen to make sure that membership standards must be maintained or enhanced. “We need to have the right companies in membership,” he said. “We need to be more selective to encourage more movers to become PAIMA members.”
For Roeland the real benefit of PAIMA, however, remains the networking opportunities between business-friends. It is also a benefit that the working language is English and that the ‘family feel’ of the organisation means that people are able and willing to keep in touch throughout the year, not just at conference time. “If there’s a problem people pick up the phone and call each other to sort it out,” he said.