Thu, July 6, 2017
Board Member, Vermeer Corporation
Dr. Heidi Vermeer-Quist is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Family Business Consultant, and a Director on the Board of Vermeer Corporation, a privately held family-owned business based on Iowa.
Vermeer Corporation is a manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment. The company distributes more than 120 products globally from seven production facilities and offices in Pella, Iowa, and multiple locations worldwide. Founded in 1948 by Gary Vermeer, as Vermeer Manufacturing Company, the company is in its third generation of family management under Chief Executive Officer Jason Andringa, Chairman of the Board Mary Vermeer Andringa and Chairman Emeritus Robert L. Vermeer.
At Vermeer Corporation, Heidi developed and facilitated the Ownership Council as well as various family business governance best practices. She works closely with leaders of the Vermeer family and business to ensure healthy communication, alignment of goals, and growth of all persons involved. She transitioned her role as Ownership Council Chair to her cousin Mindi Andringa and still serves on the OC Governance Committee, as well as on the Board of Directors as a Shareholder Director and member of the Audit Committee.
Heidi is certified on the Hogan assessment and the Leadership Versatility Index, to assist organizations in leadership development. She has provided psychological assessment and psychotherapy to people struggling with a variety of mental health and relational problems for over 15 years. Heidi actively teaches a variety of classes that incorporate stress management skills, positive psychology and resiliency, effective communication and team building. She works full-time for her own organization, Vermeer Quist Consulting LLC, doing both clinical psychology and consulting with family businesses.
Heidi received her Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Music from Calvin College and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College.
She resides in Iowa, with her husband, Chad, and their three kids.