Piet Verburg was 20 years young when he officially joined C. van ‘t Riet Zuiveltechnologie B.V. “Earlier I had done vacation work there and done odd jobs on Saturdays, because it was one of the few businesses in Aarlanderveen. Besides, I was dating Cees van ‘t Riet’s daughter. I started out in the workshop. But soon I ended up in the office and went with my father-in-law to the farm. Until his sudden death in 1981. I was then allowed to take over the helm at the age of twenty-five.” Recently, Piet in turn handed over the management of the company to Rémon, his son.