Johan Huysmans about his job as Purchase Manager

Johan has been with Authentage from the very beginning. In his job as a purchaser, he is deeply involved in all aspects of our company. Time to ask him a few questions.

How did you end up working with Authentage?

I was there from the beginning. I remember how we started already a long time ago in a small attic room. It’s been seventeen years and in that time we went from only 3 people to a company of 16, with our own workshop near Antwerp and sales agents and customers all over the world. 

What do you like most about your job?  

The variety of it. I’m involved in all sides of the business. I give creative input, but also manage processes that have effects on the assembly department. Everything comes together when we see the results: receiving positive feedback from our happy customers.

“I like the variety of my job, I’m involved in all sides of the process.” 

When is a working day successful for you? 

When I can end my day thinking we made something better that day. Doesn’t matter how big or small, as long as we keep gradually improving, all together. 

What is your favorite part of your working day? 

I love brainstorming, working together with others to find solutions. There’s nothing better than that feeling you get after an efficient and constructive meeting, when everyone is fully energized and ready to take on the tasks ahead.  


Bellefeu Royal Rectangular (Jannet Butzinger for Helma Interiors)

More about Johan:

What is your favorite Authentage lamp or collection? And why? 

The Bellefeu collection, without a doubt. With the Bellefeu collection we’re going back to the origins of light: fire and candles. But of course adapted to meet modern safety standards, by using led technology to create a candle-like effect. They are suitable for rooms of any size, and a perfect example of how any room can benefit from the right lighting. 

With the Bellefeu collection we’re going back to the origins of light: fire and candles. But of course adapted to modern safety standards.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I love to do sports. Specifically anything related to fitness. 

For what people can always wake you at night? 

I really enjoy my sleep, so there’s not much I would wake up for. But I will always make an exception for Babs, my dog. I would happily wake up for her.

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