In November 2006, Mr. Hubert Teesing, managing director of the Teesing Group, received the “Ondernemersprijs Haaglanden” Award. Mr. Teesing, son of the founder of the company, has been director of the company since 1976. Under his supervision the company grew considerably, with daughter-companies in the USA and China. Among others they are leading in the field of alternative energy, like natural gas vehicles. They supply most of the high pressure parts for the automotive industry in China and Thailand.
This is a brief introduction to the life and achievements of Hubert Teesing.
Hubert Teesing was born in Voorburg. After Highschool he studied at the Nijenrode University(BDA) in Breukelen. After Nijenrode he studied Mechanics and Productiontechnics at the Technical Highschool in The Hague. In 1973 he joined Teesing BV in Rijswijk. Since 1976 he has been the managing director of the Teesing group of companies, until November 1, 2009. Till April 2011 he was the major shareholder. The Management Buy-Out took place in two stages by staff members of the company. Therefore continuity is assured. Besides the demanding job as managing director of the Teesing Group, Hubert Teesing has also been the president of the local industries/interests club for 8 years. Moreover he has been the president of the Foundation for Parkmanagement (SPB), owner of a big tenniscentre in The Hague, for more than 6 years. In this function he was responsible for all the investments in one of the largest tennisclubs of the Netherlands.
For 4 years Hubert managed the top volleyball (Ladies and Gents) – teams of Inter Rijswijk, playing in the B-League (1st division of the Netherlands).
To conclude, Hubert, has also been very active in the political arena, both local and national. He was member of the Advisoryboard of the Liberal Party for 6 years.
Water as a resource is the most basic and fundamental component of life. Only less than 1% of the Earth’s water is fresh water accessible for use. Considering the distress of increasing water use in various areas of the world, many researchers, like Mr. Hubert Teesing from Niroy International BV, are investigating wastewater treatment and re-use. But that won’t be enough: saltwater should be desalinated to deal with the increasing need for fresh water used for drinking purposes and irrigations. There are numerous desalinization methods including distillation, reverse osmosis, eutectic freeze crystallization, capacitive deionization and solar dew. Desalinization according to Mr. Hubert Teesing, can be very economical when the energy cost are low. Particularly solar dew, eutectic crystallization and capacitive deionization can abandon the traditional energy use.
On a small scale, the cost problem can be considered solved, on a larger scale costs are still too high, because it’s still under investigation and ineffectiveness is still a big issue. Partners in Holland work hard to find solutions for this international challenge.