Our Team

The EeStairs team is proudly international and has well-established operations in the Netherlands, the UK, USA, Canada, France and Belgium. The management team has a full range of design, technical, and manufacturing skill-sets, and this supports the deep-seated ethos of innovation established by the founders of EeStairs, Dick Cluistra and Cornelis van Vlastuin. The senior management teams also have professional expertise in architecture, product design, and production efficiency.

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Nathan Koppelaar

Creative Director
+1 (226) 381 0111
NK@eestairs.com

Nathan leads our projects in Canada and the United States. He has gained a full understanding of both the technical and financial aspects of industrial processes. Nathan had previously worked for a steel beam cambering company, and then for a timber company, which gave him direct insights into the two most commonly used materials for feature stairs.

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Brendan Koppelaar

Operational Director
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Nathan is supported by Operational Director, Brendan Koppelaar. Having previously managed production at three structural steel manufacturing plants, Brendan brings an exceptionally detailed understanding of stair production quality and efficiency to our projects, and clients, in North America.

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Ian Pfleger

Design Engineer
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IP@eestairs.com

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Matt Downs

Plant Manager

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Mark Muta

Senior Estimator / Inside Sales

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Mike Deller

Purchasing & Logistics
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Tim Richards

Design Engineer

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Josh Koppelaar

Designer / Purchasing

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JK@eestairs.com

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Adrian Marta

Design Engineer

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Brenda Mathewson

Finance / Admin

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Katelyn Barich

Marketing Coordinator / Inside Sales

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Graham Hamstra

Design Engineer

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Shawn Knoepfli

Design Engineer

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Joshua Sikkema

Project Manager / Design Engineer

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JS@eestairs.com

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Evan Okopny

Project Manager / Design Engineer

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EO@eestairs.com

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Takoma Firminger

Business Development Representative

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Alexis Skirrow

Design intern

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Our Founders

Dick’s wealth of technical knowledge and Cornelis’s highly creative approach to product development create a fertile synergy that has made EeStairs not only a leading international feature stair manufacturer, but also an originator of new approaches to stair design and related products.

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Cornelis van Vlastuin
Founder, Creative Director [NL]
+31 342 405 710
CvV@eestairs.com

 

Cornelis van Vlastuin is the creative director of EeStairs. Under his leadership, the company produces exquisitely elegant and visually exciting staircases through a process of continuous imagination and innovation.

And this has provided designers and other professional specifiers with the widest possible range of stair-tread options. Cornelis' visionary approach is balanced by his past entrepreneurial and management experience, and his insights into software programming.

His unusually broad skills, and his international outlook, have led to award-winning stairs and the creation of several unique patented or registered stair products.

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Dick Cluistra
Founder, Operational Director [NL]
+31 342 405 720
DC@eestairs.com

 

Dick Cluistra spent many years working in the steel and construction industry at senior management level before co-founding EeStairs. He has a broad expertise in the design and production of stairs.

As operations director and stair specialist at EeStairs, he ensures that the right decisions are made on important points in the design and production of stairs, so that great design and state-of-the-art innovations are shown to the fullest.


Dick is constantly looking for ways to further streamline the stair design and manufacturing process using technological and software innovations to ensure that stairs are perfectly executed and installed.