Hans Vullers, R-Energy

The career path of Hans Vullers has not ever gone in a single straight line. More a case of 12 trades, 13 accidents, with occasional swerves to the side that frequently changed his path into a bewildering, winding route. But despite all of that commotion, one goal persisted: to make an essential contribution to the world which makes it greener, more beautiful and better. Previously, in 2006, this resulted in an attempt to build something himself: a company, a windmill. But the circumstances were not yet what they ought to have been, so attempt Nr. 1 floundered. Now 14 years later and after a life full of trial and error, Vullers is determined to make something of life, this time with R-Energy.

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