Fred Weijgertse, Managing Director; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Crown Fine Art. Fred is responsible for ensuring that Crown Fine Art is providing a high quality service across a variety of markets within the art industry. His strategic planning skills, way of motivating the work force and extensive international experience has seen the business grow rapidly under his management. Fred is a highly experienced Fine Art professional, who began his career in logistics and distribution, working across all areas within the prestigious art handling and shipping industry. Starting his career for one of the largest international markets the Dutch have; flowers. He was responsible for international transport planning for Zurel Flower Transport. Shortly after he worked for Jan de Rijk Benelux Distribution, working through the ranks to become a Commercial Director. In the year 2000, Fred moved on to Gerlach Art Packers & Shippers BV where he became Managing Director and successfully expanded the business. It was here where he started his love for art and also his career in Fine Art Logistics. Crown acquired John Nurminen Prima Holding BV in 2011, where Fred held the position of CEO.