2018 Team

Our 2018 Team:

Runners
Sofie Picavet
Team Captain – Belgium
Jonas Heyvaert
Runner – Belgium
Jo Cardon
Runner – Belgium
Sofie was born with running shoes and collected already a nice set of medals in her athletic career. In Magnetrol Sofie is one of the order loggers/processors but in the team she is our team captain and our runners coach! Magnetrol’s “skyscraper” is a quiet one but build to resist hurricanes. So potential heavy conditions during the race will not give any problem for the team if we all stay behind him. Jonas, mind your head and say hello to Elvis up there! The first Roparun edition Jo – our application engineer – was one of our drivers. Last  year he made his debut as one of our runners. This was such a great success that he is training to run again this edition!
Steven Beirnaert
Runner – Belgium
Marta Gaworek
Runner – Belgium
Sven Baeyens
Runner – Belgium
Steven is new to the Roparun team, but not new to running… this survivor of the ‘Hel van Kasterlee’ out of our manufacturing engineering team is ready to kick some a**! Marta, our enthousiastic documentation specialist, had her first Roparun experience last year and needless to say: we want more!!  I don’t think they have such an event in Poland! Sven left Magnetrol for a new challenge in his life, but he did not leave the Roparun team… Our former DTP man is training for his 3rd Roparun. As Sven is born and raised in Zele; Roparun means a lot to him.

We are very glad to have Sven still in the team!

Kris Cornelis
Runner – Belgium
Kristof Govaert
Runner – Belgium
Kris does not work for Magnetrol but he feels like one of us – after his participation to Roparun with Team 147 the last 2 years… We are happy we can count on him again this year. Kristof is the son of Guy, one of our manufacturing engineers…
Being a teacher in physical education, sport plays an important part in his daily life. Besides teaching, he also assits with the guidance of disabled sportsman during the weekends. Charity has always been a good motivator for Kristof and that is one of the main reasons to participate to Roparun…
Welcome on board!
Cyclist
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Luc Van Den Berghe
Cyclist – Belgium
Angeloo Bianchi
Cyclist – The Netherlands
Tom De Borger
Cyclist – Belgium
New to the team!
Our assembly Leadman Luc is willing to take the challenge and joins the Roparun team.
Angeloo is one of our Outside Sales engineers for The Netherlands. With his personality, it will be easy to motivate our runners. Back in the game! In 2016 Tom, our ‘solid works – draftsman’, was already part of the team. Last year he took a Roparun break, but he could not resist this year… Glad to have you back on board Tom!
Cyclist
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Ilse Picavet
Cyclist – Belgium
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Another Picavet member in our team, this can only mean extra good and sporty vibes! Welcom Ilse.  Our 2 former mental coaches, are now driving one of the vans. Fun and jokes assured in this team! Tim (yes indeed, also Picavet ;)) and Sil go way back together. We count on them to drive our team safely to Rotterdam!
Driver
 Driver  
Bjorn Pletinck
Driver – Belgium
Steven Withofs
Driver – Belgium
Thanks to Bjorn, one of our assemblers, our Teams can sleep safely while he will bring them to their next startingpoint. For the 2nd time in a row, Steven will be Bjorn’s co-driver.
Physiotherapist
 Physiotherapist  
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Karine Van Hecke
Physiotherapist – Belgium
Steven Hobert
Physiotherapist – Belgium
Karine, not working at Magnetrol but already part of the family. Together with her daughter Sofie (candidate runner too) she is taking care of the runners. As a professional physiotherapist working in a runners lab she is definitely the right one for our team! New to Roparun and new to Team Magnetrol but not new to a challenge.

Welcome to the team!

Catering
Catering
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Christel Rohart,
Johan Vanderyse – Belgium
Rosanne Van Den Berghe
Belgium
Johan, our HR Manager will be our cook on the road. Together with Christel, (who has a proven track record as chef!) they will serve you the best there is! Rosanne, from our Shipping Department is quite ‘famous’ at Magnetrol. She already works 44 years for the company, nobody has ever worked longer for Magnetrol Belgium than she does!
Steering Committee
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Marc Baert
Steering Committee – Belgium
Christel Rohart
Steering Committee – Belgium
Katrien Geerinckx
Steering Committee – Belgium
If James Bond would live in Zele, his real name would be Marc Baert – our GM in Belgium. Nothing to do with a secret agent, but all with the fact that Marc has more toys and gadgets than anyone else. Luckily we can count on this boy to use his toys in the Roparun race. Christel is Magnetrol’s senior Accountant & Team-m’s treasurer. No doubt Christel is good with figures, but do you know she is also a master in cooking? It will be a big challenge to provide our global Team-m the right meal if you know we are short on “bathrooms”! Katrien, our ever smiling Marketing Supervisor is using her experience to promote the team and the events. We wonder if her career as couturier will promote her as trendsetter in sports clothing too? Start designing and go go go Katrien!
Steven Decrock
Steering Committee – Belgium
 Last but not least, we have our IC/PC & IT manager Steven. Better in talking than in running… that’s why he was team captain the first edition and cyclist the second one… What will he be this time?