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Certificate of Appreciation for Gosselin’s Bucharest branch manager
Cristinel Dinu, branch manager of Gosselin Bucharest, did such a marvelous job during the visit of Kamala Harris, the US Vice President, that he received special recognition for his efforts. We called Cristinel to congratulate him on this special occasion.
First of all, congratulations Cristinel. How does it feel to receive such a special ‘thank you?’
C: “I was surprised and impressed. They didn’t just send me an email; I actually was invited to the American embassy in Bucharest where the General Services Officer personally handed me the certificate, along with some other gifts from the Vice President’s office.”
You were the main logistics provider for the Vice President’s visit. What did that entail?
C: “The visit itself lasted only a day, so the project was short and intense, but manageable. There was a lot of preparation before her arrival since the Vice President travels with a large entourage of staff. We had to accommodate their demands, which sometimes meant answering a 5:00 a.m. phone call because they needed more trucks, or because trucks had to be canceled. Their needs fluctuated a lot.”
Sounds like hard work. Were there any additional challenges?
C (nods): “These VIP visits are always a busy affair. There isn’t a schedule communicated at the start for safety reasons, so you have to be at their disposal all the time and information is shared via a limited channel at the very last minute. All of our truck drivers were provided with special IDs and had to go through security checks before being allowed on the premises.”
Well, you did a good job. This Certificate of Appreciation recognizes general contributions that further the objectives of the State Department.
C: “We try to have a close relationship with all our customers. The relationship with the American embassy and the US government has grown over the years and we work hard to keep everybody satisfied.”
Gosselin is a leading provider of international moving and destination services. Our clients are multinationals, relocation management companies, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private persons. With 56 offices in 34 countries, Gosselin has a strong presence in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Gosselin is a division of the Gosselin Group that has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs a staff of 800 that generates more than 270 million euros in turnover.