BetonBrouwers 2008-2010 Functions: Chairman, Public Relations, General Member Birth date: 2 December 1987 Johan de Waard was a predestined born civil engineer. He was born in the little town of Oud-Beijerland, with one of the biggest ports of the world (Rotterdam) in his backyard and even so the hydraulic province of Zeeland. In 2006 he became a Tukker by becoming a student at the most exciting university of the Netherlands: the University of Twente. In 2007 Johan realized that he fitted better in an overall than in a nice suit. As a new member he immediately became chairman. Under Johan’s lead the BetonBrouwers won the overall championship at the Concrete Canoe Challenge 2008 in Delft. The next year Johan became PR-commissioner and arranged most of the sponsors for season 2009, the best season so far! During his first race as a BetonBrouwers, Johan did a great job by finishing third during the BKR 2009 in Roermond together with Chiel. He had great expectations for season 2010, but he decided to move to Canada for several months. Not to become a farmer, but to do an internship in the country of ice hockey and Eskimos. After the season of 2010, Johan decided to stop being a BetonBrouwer. With a lot of passion he started with the organization of the annual ‘Batavierenrace’, the biggest relay race in the World, between Nijmegen and Enschede.