Glad to have the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Edwin van Eijk, even though most of you probably know me by my nickname Odin. I am the Muppet that made this mess, founding iStill and all.
Originally, I was trained in business administration. With a specialization in change management. And the first part of my career consisted of me helping other companies change and adapt to new markets, new circumstances, and new business models.
In 2010 I got introduced to the noble art of distilling and it stole my heart right away. I wanted to learn all about it, and that’s what I set out to do. Before I knew it, I was consulting with Craft Distillers all over the world about how to make better spirits. In 2012 I started iStill, with the goal of making modern, game changing distillation technology. Given the fact that I love to invent stuff and that I am a change manager, “game changing distillation technology” made perfect sense to me. Now, in 2017, I am still heading the company as its CEO and proud of our success and immensely grateful to hold such an amazing and rewarding position at what has become the world’s biggest supplier of advanced distilling equipment: iStill – Distilling made easy.
If you want to learn more about how that went, please read the iStill Story.
Personally? Well, I am a family man. Married with four children. Whenever time allows it, I like to spend time cycling and listening to some jazz …