A highly motivated and experienced team focused on success

Unified International brings together experienced professionals who believe in bringing success to our clients. We are focused and driven towards delivering results that are practical and positive. Our knowledge and experience allows us to understand what our clients need and work to achieve their desired end results. As we grow we will ensure that all of our valuable team members believe in the same philosophy – remain client-focused and bring value to your business.

Our People

Michel Van Ierland

Managing Partner NL

  • Ex-Royal Dutch Navy Officer Aircrew
  • Over 20 years of experience in aviation
  • Over 8 years military flying experience in missions and as instructor
  • Business administration degree
  • Experience running big international projects
  • Excellent attention to international strategic marketing and business development skills
  • Passionate about aviation

Stephen Hands

Senior Associate

  • 36 years in the aerospace/aviation and Software industry
  • 25+ years in Senior Marketing & Sales/Business Development roles leading global sales teams to deliver the business objectives
  • Extensively worked in both the Original Equipment and Aftermarket supply chains of the aircraft industry
  • Strategically and focused minded creation and delivery for: Sales, new product introduction, business positioning and diversification.

Jeroen Van Zaalen

Senior Associate

  • Ex-Royal Netherlands Navy Officer, 38 years in active duty
  • 18 years of operational experience in surface ships and submarines including several tours as commanding officer
  • Extensively involved in surface-, submarine- and aircraft modification and replacement programmes
  • Excellent planning and strategic skills
  • Experienced to operate in a politically sensitive environment
  • Passionate and determined to achieve appealing results with a team in a challenging environment.

Kristian van Drimmelen


  • Over 10 years experience as programme manager in defense government and industry
  • Over 5 years experience in tender and bid management
  • International experience in aerospace industry
  • Master of Science in aerospace engineering

Oscar de Vogel

Medior Consultant

  • Over 37 years in various functions and sailed on frigates during various international operations.
  • First in the command central of frigates and later as helicopter senior operator, after that several functions within the Naval Air Service.
  • Joined the Royal Netherlands Navy, spent the first few years as a Radar, Link 11 and Sonar operator on frigates during various international operations.
  • When the first NH90 helicopters were in the Netherlands, he worked at De Kooy Naval Air Station with Squadron 7.
  • Received a Declaration of Proficiency from the Head of the Flight Test Department at Agusta Westland for his contribution to the NH90 project.

Rick Van Dijk

Project and Tender Manager

  • Over 5 years of experience in Tender and Bid management
  • Over 5 years  of experience coordinating big international projects
  • Over 12 years of experience in International Corporate Event Management
  • Bachelor of Economics

Luca Casciola

Junior Consultant

  • Over 2 years of experience in Helicopter Design and Flight Mechanics.
  • Over 3 years of software Development and Data Analysis experience. 
  • Aeronautical Engineer with Master in flight performance and propulsion.
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.

Tim Drummond

Marketing & Project Support

  • Over 5 years of Marketing and business development projects
  • Over 15 years in professional & international sport.
  • Extensively travelled and worked on 5 continents.
  • Bachelor of Commerce  degree.
  • PPL fixed wing, currently doing CPL.

Our Advisory Board

MG Rtd Theo ten Haaf

Chairman of Advisory Board

  • Ex-Dutch Armed Forces.
  • Ex-Royal Netherlands Air Force.
  • Commander of NLD SOCOM in 2021.
  • Commander of the NLD Defence Helicopter Command.
  • Operational Commander NLD Defence of the Nuclear Security Summit
  • Served as the Netherlands Military Attaché in Washington DC.
  • International deployments include Bosnia, Macedonia, Albania, Afghanistan and Ukraine.
  • For his service to NLD Defence and contribution to NLD society he was knighted as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.
  • Bearer of the (FR) L’Ordre du Mérite and the (US) Legion of
  • Mandatory Military Service (68-06) at KCT-Roosendaal
  • Master degree Law at Groningen University (1977)
  • Account Manager at ABNAmro (1977-1979)
  • Account Manager Solar Panels at Fokker Space (1979-1981)
  • Director Procurement Non-Aircraft Parts at Fokker Aircraft (1981-1988)
  • Member of the Management team of Fokker Schiphol (1988-1991)
  • Managing Director Avio=Diepen (1991-1995)
  • Management Buy Out of Avio-Diepen (1995)CEO & majority shareholder Avio-Diepen Holding (1995-2016)
  • Involved in various SME’s as sounding board and/or investor with a focus on start-ups & scale-ups in new energy, re-/up-cycling and regenative argriculture (2016-20..
some cool facts

Our numbers speak for themselves

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