As the personified data center of the ETC® organization, internally he was responsible for financial administration, accounting and, in the run-up to the competitions, for the registration. Here he was a competent contact for the participants with advice and support. He was instrumental in the creation of the ETC® Competition Rules, created the ETC® Species Lists and fortunately, but more in the background, will still be in charge of the developing of the ETC® score sheets.
He sacrificed a lot of his free time for the good of the ETC®! For Berend the ETC® was – and still is – a matter close to the heart and no question, without him the ETC® wouldn’t exist in its current form. With his knowledge and experience he is one of the leading figures in the younger past and the gap he is going to leave behind will not be so easy to fill.
Berend, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done for us! It is much more than most of us can imagine!