May 15th, 2014: Calif. Sen. Tom Berryhill Honors Peter Laanen for Fostering Economic Ties

Peter Laanen, the International Trade Director for the Netherlands Business Support Office, was honored today in the California Senate by Sen. Tom Berryhill, Chairman of the Select Committee on California-European Trade.

Sen. Berryhill presented Mr. Laanen with a resolution from the State Senate floor to commend him for strengthening the ties between the Netherlands and California through his work in the last seven years.

Sen. Berryhill praised Mr. Laanen for bringing many new Dutch companies to California, particularly “start-ups” in the high-tech field. The Senate also thanked him for his friendship and leadership in cultivating closer professional bonds between California and the Netherlands.

Hugo von Meijenfeldt, Consul General of the Netherlands, is proud to have Mr. Laanen as the International Trade Director.

“He has an amazing network, and has contributed greatly to the mission of the Consulate General,” said Mr. Von Meijenfeldt. “It is great to see that not only the Dutch, but also the Americans have benefitted from his hard work and expertise. Mr. Laanen has opened many doors for Dutch businesses in California, and I am thankful for that. He is, and will always be, irreplaceable.”

The Consulate General of The Netherlands would like to thank Mr. Laanen for his years of hard work and valuable contribution to Dutch-American relations.

Video of the presentation

Originally posted on the website of the Consulate General of the Netherlands, San Francisco here.