Hessel Kielstra inducted into the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) Hall of Fame

06/19/2019 12:00 - CALGARY, ALBERTA - (PR Distribution™)

Hessel Kielstra, an Owner & CEO of Vyefield Enterprises was just recently inducted into the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) Hall of Fame for his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 10 honored IAOTP members are inducted into the exclusive IAOTP’s Hall of Fame.  These special honorees are distinguished based on their longevity in their fields, their contributions they have made to society and the impact they had on their industries. Mr. Kielstra will be honored at IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year in Las Vegas for not only this award but also for his selection for the Lifetime Achievement Award and as “ Male Visionary of the Year” by IAOTP. www.iaotp.com/award-gala  

Last year Mr. Kielstra was honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala which was held at the Plaza Hotel in NYC, for his selection as Business Innovator of the Year and for the Lifetime Achievement Award.   For 2017 Mr. Kielstra was honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park, New York City where he was presented with the Top CEO of the Year.  
Mr. Kielstra is being inducted into the Hall of Fame for having over 4 decades of professional experience as a seasoned international business leader, trusted CEO, having tremendous foresight and for his community outreach.  Throughout his career, Hessel has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in entrepreneurship, marketing, business management and development. He has demonstrated success not only in the business world and agricultural industry, but he has helped food businesses grow especially within the poultry and bakery sectors.  Hessel carries a strong reputation and offers a wide range of expertise and experience in the business community.   

Vyefield Enterprises is a multi-faceted private company owned and managed by the Kielstra family. Vyefield’s corporate head office is located in Calgary, Alberta and since the age of 18 Hessel has led the family business.  Originally from the Netherlands, Hessel graduated from Trinity Western University in 1970 and completed his studies at the University of British Columbia in Psychology & Political Science in 1972. 

Throughout his illustrious career, Hessel has been active in his community which includes two terms as an alderman for the city of Abbotsford, when he was in his late twenties. He is recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Business Industry. He has received many awards, accolades’ and has been featured in publications and magazines.  For 2019, Mr. Kielstra was an invited guest on TIP International Radio and selected as Male Visionary of the Year for 2020 by IAOTP. For 2018, he graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Business Innovator of the Year and inducted into the Million Dollar Diamond Club of IAOTP.   For 2017, he was named Top CEO of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals and Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year by Who’s Who. He sits on numerous boards, is the President of several private companies, and in 2016 completed being chair of the board of Dordt College in Iowa which has about 1400 students. The Wall street Journal ranked Dordt College as #1 in the nation for student engagement for 2016, 2017 and 2018, out of 1,111 colleges and universities, “it was a real honor and privilege to be a participant in the outstanding leadership team at the college.” 

He has just been appointed to the board of Partners Worldwide. It is a Christian organization that is dedicated to reducing poverty around the globe by investing into local people, allowing them to set up small businesses in their own community. It gives these people business training along with funds. Its client base is 73.3% female. It truly helps poverty stricken people and gives them self esteem which allows many of them to rise above poverty not for a day or two but for a lifetime. It fills them with the gift of hope and well being. 

Looking back at his life’s journey, Hessel attributes his success to Alice his wonderful loving wife of over forty years and to his many extraordinary experiences, his work ethic, his children along with the greater Kielstra family. Last but not least his faith and gifted mentors he had along the way. He believes you must be passionate in all your endeavors. He is at his best, if he is creating and/or innovating new concepts or ideas with a vision for the future.  Hessel says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and has visions of great things still on the horizon. To get the most out of life we depend on a high level of trust, along with great attitude’s and lots of gratitude as a basic DNA in the people we closely interact with. As we age we realize that life is all about faith, hope, and love. 

When he is not working Hessel enjoys traveling, dining, enjoying the arts, and taking advantage of life’s opportunistic moments. For the future, Hessel will continue to help influence others in their business ventures and serve as a mentor to other entrepreneurs and hopes to continue making a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.  

For more information on Hessel please visit: http://www.vyefieldenterprises.ca/ 



The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For More Information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com

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