Hi, I'm Hans
WHERE I COME FROM
I've grown up in Lakeshore and chose many years ago to return to the best neighbourhood in Waterloo. As a child in the 70's, my parents prioritized education, encouraged entrepreneurship and instilled in me a strong work ethic. I've been a Star, a Celtic, a Viking and a Golden Hawk and my first job as a young boy was delivering the Waterloo Chronicle to over 200 homes up and down Glen Forrest and area every Wednesday after homework. Most importantly, my parents were great role models that lead me to a life of service to the community. I've seen profoundly how community impacts people both positively and negatively. Community building belongs in the workplace, schools, sports fields, the hockey arena, houses of worship, and politics. Community building in the neighbourhood is essential. Lakeshore and Conservation Meadows is my Community!
A THRIVING CAREER
Professionally, I work in the medical technology field for a global company that provides products like ventilators, pacemakers and surgical robots. I have learned, over the 30 years in this industry to lead successful teams, be financially pragmatic, serve the community and above all, have fun doing it! I am also proud to serve as a Trustee on the Waterloo Catholic District School Board where I was recently involved in hiring our new Director of Education. I also sit on the Budget Committee where we oversee an annual budget of $350 million. In my "spare time", I am heavily involved with Waterloo Minor Hockey where I am proud to have served 6 years as President.
VISION & MISSION
Preparation Meets Opportunity
My Vision for Waterloo and Ward 3 is to grow our vibrant economy, increase our quality of life and to uphold our community pride. I'm extremely proud to live in this neighbourhood which I consider to be the gem of Waterloo. From Sunnydale to the Treetops, from Northlake to Lake Louise, from Bearinger to Benjamin, I will serve this community to the best of my ability and be your voice in Waterloo.
My Mission is to help ensure that Waterloo provides quality public services in a competent, respectful and timely manner. If we have learned anything from the social isolation that this pandemic has caused, it is that we need to gather. My mission is to take your message to City Hall and to serve this great Ward and the City of Waterloo.