“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.”
The founders of LeCarage Amsterdam are three entrepreneurs in an equal partnership. The background of the founders brings a unique set of skills to the table. All three petrol-heads have a genuine interest in customer service. They know and understand their customer target group intimately and have a long-term experience in the high-end car scene. Furthermore, their backgrounds are diverse in the sense that they are highly complementary to each-other.
Ewald has a background in finance. After working for the Rabobank for a period of eight years Ewald decided to switch to working fulltime with cars in 2017. He decided to convert his hobby into his work. With a lot of passion and dedication he performs his work on a daily base.
Ewald has had a love for cars since a young age. Since receiving his driving license at the age of eighteen Ewald has been working with cars. It started with buying cars, giving them a complete make-over and selling them to customers
He started with a small office in Wormerveer, that was primarily used for selling cars. Quickly, the company grew and started providing extra services like polishing cars. He noticed the demand for polishing cars was huge and started working with car companies in the area. Ewald became successful in this area of expertise but realized the car business could be done far more efficient.
Ewald quickly made a name for himself in the car detailing in the Netherlands and was approached by Ceramic Pro in 2018. He was given the opportunity to found Ceramic Pro in the Netherlands. This ultimately led to his decision to stop selling cars and to continue his career with Ceramic Pro in late 2018. Within a year, Ewald contracted the biggest and most exclusive car company in Europe named Louwman Exclusive as Ceramic Pro dealer. Now in 2021, Ceramic Pro Netherlands has 13 dealers/installers connected to Ceramic Pro that are certified to use the Ceramic Pro products.
Johan van Kampen
Johan van Kampen has a background in IT software and a passion for classic cars ever since he and his farther restored an Alfa Romeo Spider.
It all started with the love of this car – the personal frustration of finding the perfect place for a high-end sports or classic car ultimately led him to start Premium Car Storage (PCS). PCS was founded in 2018 and is currently servicing 130 customers in the vicinity of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. A place where most people have plenty of room to house their cars. By focus on the customer, Johan has proven that the need for a service model for car number 3 and 4 can be successful anywhere, even in Nuland – Noord Brabant.
Up to 2018, Johan held various senior leadership positions at Global Enterprise Software vendors and is currently also a shareholder of a boutique software company with a focus on Data Management. It is with this background and experience that Johan has implemented dedicated software to facilitate all aspects of Carloft Amsterdam.
Furthermore, Johan and his partner have a daughter and live in the ‘s-Hertogenbosch area. Johan is a keen driver of classic car rally’s and enjoy’s spending time windsurfing and boating.
Mark van Leeuwen
Mark works in the financial sector and has had his own insurance office since 1990. He has also worked as a MfN registered court mediator who can be used for various disputes before the Courts of Rotterdam and Den Bosch.
In addition to his passion for cars and motorcycles, Mark also has another passion: flying. Mark has been a pilot for 27 years and works for an American/European airline. He is also a flight instructor. Since 2003, Mark has been working as a pilot for the largest private airline in the world. In the highest segment of private flying, he has become acquainted with and learned how and what the top of the market demands in the high-end field of services.
Mark recognizes like no other that unburdening the customer has the highest priority. Because Mark himself owns pre-war cars for years and uses them for rally driving as well, he recognizes the problems that owners of various collection cars encounter.
Finally, Mark is married with Natasja and they have a daughter and a son. The family is living in Helvoirt, North Brabant since 2017.
Chairman of Advisory Board
CEO and founder of Canday Creative Agency and a startup veteran since 1999. Mainly in the business triangle: business- and brand development, digital strategy and brand design.
' It is our mission to become the conservator of choice for the owners of high-end sports and classic cars. Bringing together the network, offering the lifestyle and service model that go hand in hand with their passion.'
Johan van Kampen, LeCarage.
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