A highly motivated and experienced team focused on success

Unified International brings together experienced professionals who believe in bringing success to our clients. We are focused and driven towards delivering results that are practical and positive. Our knowledge and experience allows us to understand what our clients need and work to achieve their desired end results. As we grow we will ensure that all of our valuable team members believe in the same philosophy – remain client-focused and bring value to your business.

Our People

Michel Van Ierland

Managing Partner NL

  • Ex-Royal Dutch Navy Officer Aircrew
  • Over 20 years of experience in aviation
  • Over 8 years military flying experience in missions and as instructor
  • Business administration degree
  • Experience running big international projects
  • Excellent attention to international strategic marketing and business development skills
  • Passionate about aviation

Captain Mark Trotter

 Managing Partner UAE

  • Ex-New Zealand Navy Officer and Pilot
  • Over 20 years flying experience and 14 in the Middle East region
  • Aviation Management and Information Design Degrees
  • Accomplished pilot with over 6200 hours flying Excellent planning and strategic skills
  • Qualified Mediator and Member of CIArB UK
  • Passionate about aviation, specifically the helicopter industry

Stephen Hands

Senior Associate

  • 36 years in the aerospace/aviation and Software industry
  • 25+ years in Senior Marketing & Sales/Business Development roles leading global sales teams to deliver the business objectives
  • Extensively worked in both the Original Equipment and Aftermarket supply chains of the aircraft industry
  • Strategically and focused minded creation and delivery for: Sales, new product introduction, business positioning and diversification.

Jeroen Van Zaalen

Senior Associate

  • Ex-Royal Netherlands Navy Officer, 38 years in active duty
  • 18 years of operational experience in surface ships and submarines including several tours as commanding officer
  • Extensively involved in surface-, submarine- and aircraft modification and replacement programmes
  • Excellent planning and strategic skills
  • Experienced to operate in a politically sensitive environment
  • Passionate and determined to achieve appealing results with a team in a challenging environment.

Kristian van Drimmelen


  • Over 10 years experience as programme manager in defense government and industry
  • Over 5 years experience in tender and bid management
  • International experience in aerospace industry
  • Master of Science in aerospace engineering

Rick Van Dijk

Project and Tender Manager

  • Over 5 years of experience in Tender and Bid management
  • Over 5 years  of experience coordinating big international projects
  • Over 12 years of experience in International Corporate Event Management
  • Bachelor of Economics

Luca Casciola

Junior Consultant

  • Over 2 years of experience in Helicopter Design and Flight Mechanics.
  • Over 3 years of software Development and Data Analysis experience. 
  • Aeronautical Engineer with Master in flight performance and propulsion.
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.

Tim Drummond

Marketing & Project Support

  • Over 5 years of Marketing and business development projects
  • Over 15 years in professional & international sport.
  • Extensively travelled and worked on 5 continents.
  • Bachelor of Commerce  degree.
  • PPL fixed wing, currently doing CPL.
some cool facts

Our numbers speak for themselves

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