October 12, 2020 we received the news of the unexpected death of our beloved Chief Technical Officer, colleague and friend, Bart Raatgerink. We are all deeply saddened by this loss.
Bart has been working at PESCHECK since 2019. In that time he has managed to gather an amazing team of IT developers around him. Together with them, Bart has created a change within PESCHECK. Our colleagues from the IT department continue working with a great passion for the products and ideas that Bart has initiated and unfortunately was unable to complete. Bart has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the company. His impact on the company’s success is invaluable.
When Bart became the CTO of PESCHECK, he not only became a co-founder, but also a teacher, mentor and a friend to us. The PESCHECK team will always remember Bart. It is rare when you meet people in your work who really matter. Colleagues like Bart are very special, few and leave a lasting impression.
On a personal level, each of us who knew and worked with Bart will remember him with great affection. When all is said and done, however much you like your work, it’s the people that you meet in it that really matter and colleagues like Bart are something very exceptional.
Bart was always full of life, wisdom, intelligence and empathy. He truly brought joy to those lucky enough to work with him during his time with us and he was a very dear friend to many.
Within PESCHECK, his absince is already tangible. At PESCHECK, Bart leaves an unfilling void.