My name is Tony Stanton; born in Cardiff, Wales married with 4 children, 3 grandchildren. I emigrated to The Netherlands in 1971, worked 25 years for an American company in Soest, and 15 years for Yokogawa.
I retired from active duty in 2011. My background is of a technical nature, although during my last 10 years at Yokogawa I became head of Marketing and Business Planning. Since my retirement I’ve become a board member of the SWOS (Stichting Welzijn Ouderen Soest), involved with activities at Invest Utrecht (Province), KaDE (Kunst aan der Eem) and the WTC (World Trade Center Almere Area). During the last 25 years I’ve been a board and coach/trainer at Rugby Club Eemland in Amersfoort. Music is my first love; this has always played an essential part of my life, even though I’ve never been involved with music professionally. It was a pleasure for me to support this project a few years back when I was head of Corporate Marketing at Yokogawa Europe, located in Vathorst. We were one of the early sponsors of the project and it was a thrill for me to be invited to join the Talent Scout jury. Having grown up in the UK in the 50’s and 60’s when the modern pop music was rapidly developing I too joined a number of talent projects with a group of friends forming a band/group. Just before I left Yokogawa, a number of employee’s including myself formed a band playing at a number of events within the company. Great fun. See you soon.
We were ALL born with talent; use it, don’t bottle it up. Encourage one another for the mutual benefit of the environment, people around you, and of course yourself. That has always been my motivation in life; therefore for Arte Ganza a truly inspirational project which I am so pleased to support.