Our Team

Pleased to meet you online! Our team consists of a close group full of enthusiastic, creative and driven people. Find out who we are, what drives us and what we do at Sit & Heat.

Jorg Rijkschroeff

CEO
“I am the founder of Sit & Heat!During my studies in Industrial Design, I invented the heated cushion, as an eco-friendly terrace heater. During my scholarship Entrepreneurship in the United States I learned to do business. Always adapting to the  market, that is how I drive Sit & Heat forward."

Jeroen Diks

CCO
“As a partner and commercial director at Sit & Heat, I act as the point of contact for entrepreneurs,municipalities and stadiums. I make their heating as sustainable and cost-effective as possible! What I bring to the table: a degree in commercial economics and more than 10 years of work experience as a  banker, entrepreneur and payroll professional in the hospitality industry.”

Roel de Vries

Hospitality Netherlands
"I am involved in the heating of a terrace from start to finish: from the first customer contact to the delivery. Together, we are making the terrace more sustainable and offering guests a great experience. experience. I have a background in physical education, after which I studied sports management with the focus on business."

Jessie van Wagenberg

Hospitality Netherlands
"At Sit & Heat, I am involved in making the hospitality industry more sustainable. To do this, I am in contact with restaurant owners, municipalities and partners. I get energy from helping entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry. I also do this by providing extra service to our customers. I give them sincere advice to make their businesses better and better!

Anthony Gerard

Hospitality UK
“For over thirty years I have been working with designers, architects, catering organizations and building promoters from all over the world. Again and again, I try to provide the customer with the highest level of service from start to finish in order to build long-term customer relationships.”

Karin Vink

Hospitality Germany
“My personal motto is: anything is possible! My motivation is to develop and offer products that are useful, innovative, comfortable and sustainable. I try to make my customers feel appreciated and welcome. I still profit a lot from my experience working in sales and new business development.”

Tanja Wessels

Project manager
"I worked as an Office Account Manager in the packaging industry for almost 10 years. Managing and organising is what I like doing best! Unburdening my clients and colleagues and striving together for the best end result, that is what drives me."

Bram Castelijns

Product development
“I make sure every cushion is to everyone's liking. The customer is king and hardly anything is too crazy! After completing my Industrial Product Design internship at Sit & Heat, I came back here to further innovate and refine. I am committed to making the world a little greener, by making terrace heaters a thing of the past."

Ward Beerens

Product development
"I study Industrial Product Design at the HAN. Which is why I joined Sit & Heat as an intern in 2021. Now I work in the Product Development department. It drives me to keep innovating and improving within the company!"

Wouter Diks

Operation
"I make cushions and I ensure that they get to the customer on time. I followed the VEVA Ground Acting study programme,  but during a gap year I ended up at Sit & Heat via  my cousin Jeroen. Why is the work here so great? The atmosphere among colleagues and  learning new things all the time."

Jochem Groffen

Operation
"I create and repair beautiful cushions, making sure no one gets cold on the terrace or in the stadium. I enjoyed my work placement in Industrial Product Design at Sit & Heat so much in fact that I now work here two days a week. My motivation: working hard in a good environment, with a great  team!”

Hanan Monther

Tailor
“In my workshop I make customised heated cushions and carry out repairs. I worked in a workshop in Syria for almost 35 years. I also had my own studio for 3 years. Now I wantto contribute to Sit & Heat and achieve great results here.”

Siska Jansen

Tailor
"I have been involved in the development of Sit & Heat from the very beginning. So it has been about 10 years. At first I worked from my own studio, but recently I started working from the Sit & Heat studio. I like it to work with colleagues to make beautiful products. When I sit on a terrace and enjoy the comfortable cushions I have made, I am proud!"

IPO Stage

Design internal
We always have four invaluable interns in the workplace: two product designers and two interns for the commercial team. We also welcome trainee marketers. Are you a student and would you like to join our team? Take a look at the internship vacancies. Who knows, maybe you will stay on, just like Bram or Jochem!

Commercial Internship

Commercial internal
We always have four invaluable interns in the workplace: two product designers and two interns for the commercial team. We also welcome trainee marketers. Are you a student and would you like to join our team? Take a look at the internship vacancies. Who knows, maybe you will stay on, just like Bram or Jochem!

Marketing Internship

Marketing in-house
We always have four invaluable interns in the workplace: two product designers and two interns for the commercial team. We also welcome trainee marketers. Are you a student and would you like to join our team? Take a look at the internship vacancies. Who knows, maybe you will stay on, just like Bram or Jochem!
Sit & Heat HQ
Cargadoorweg 31
6541 BT Nijmegen
+31 24 343 0415info@sitandheat.com
Sit & Heat UK
27 St. Luke's Road
Notting Hill
London W11 1DB
+44 (0)7927 366150uk@sitandheat.com
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