Our Team

Rafael Poeckling is the founder and CEO of Tech2Com, a leader in providing remanufactured and premium refurbished mobile devices to operators, institutions, retailers and enterprises. Rafael founded Tech2Com in the Netherlands in 2016, committed to developing a plan to bring the circular economy to the world of mobile devices.

Using a unique remanufacturing process, Tech2Com supplies enterprises with premium remanufactured iPhones™ and iPads™ under the slogan “New Again.” Prior to Tech2com, Rafael served as CEO, General Manager and Executive Vice President, with responsibility for the growth of emerging business areas (sales & marketing of multiple product lines, market entry, third-party distribution channels and P&L). His experience and commercial responsibilities that are now vital to Tech2com included scaling revenues to reach hundreds of millions of euros in sales turnover.

At some of Europe’s most famous distribution companies (Escom and Ingram Micro), Rafael was responsible for the procurement of computer components, as well as design and implementation of Asia-to-Europe and America-to-Europe supply chain organisation.

Rafael has more than 30 years of experience in successfully working with manufacturers in the Far East to supply European and global companies. He brings to Tech2com an extensive network of industry relationships across the globe.

Edwart Lichtenauer brings his extensive commercial leadership experience in the global IT and telecommunications industry to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Tech2com. With a background in strategy, sales and operations, Edwart provides pivotal expertise to Tech2Com’s strategic and corporate objectives and business areas.

Capitalizing on his experience in Transformation Management and driving operational efficiencies, Edwart creates an open environment where professionals feel empowered to identify areas of improvement, suggest and adopt solutions and drive faster implementation.

Maikel Buitenhuis is our financial manager. He is 23 years old and got his bachelor in Finance and Control. Maikel is responsible for the general ledger, deposit ledger, coordinating with the tax authorities and all matters that need the expertise of a financial specialist. 

In his free time Maikel likes to ride his motorbike, go out with friends or watch a good game of soccer.