Dutch Speaker and Motivator
Offering sustainable solutions to increase the value as an entrepreneurial professional by creating perspective in various situations focusing on business development, general/commercial management and implementation of (early phase) innovative ideas, technologies, concepts and services.
for Exypnos in the field of strategic business development and
Marketing and Sales for a specific (automotive) technology based on a patent and cooperation with BASF. We
have already achieved substantial results with successful projects at some of the major car manufacturers like
Jaguar, Mercedes, Opel, Skoda, etc. and some major solar panel manufacturers.
- St. Petersburg, Russia
2009 - Present
I am active as an independent consultant in the field of business development and product management. I have
developed a close cooperation with some large Russian and Asian industrial groups based on my long time
relationships in these regions.
Product and Business Development Consultant
Capelle ad IJssel
Based on an innovative sustainable plastics injection molding process I have created a new division which resulted in the acquisition and implementation of a large production company. The results were quite spectacular - 30%
cost reduction and 25% material reduction and significant quality improvement. This has led to the take-over by
Ipac, a member of the public company InnoConcepts NV.
Within Ipac/InnoConcepts I took the responsibility for maturing the technology to a fully functional industrial
concept (including IP) and strategy development for market entry. This has led to transfer of technology to one of the largest food packaging injection molders of Europe and one of the largest worldwide 1st tier automotive
Partner, Business Development Advisor
Buro van den Hurk BV
Private life brought me back to Europe to become an active partner in a high level business/financial consultancy and contracting firm. Emphasis rapidly developed in the direction of growing the organization and the development of (cloud-based) software platforms for management of complex infrastructures and implementation of the total value chain by vertical integration of banking processes and products. Today a fully operational (one of the largest countrywide) portal/platform for the wholesale insurance branch in the USA is running.
Vice President Marketing & Sales
I initiated the acquisition of Convergent Energy (United Technologies) by Prima Industries (Italy) and was actively
involved in the due diligence process.
Thereafter I was appointed VP Marketing & Sales of the US Branch, responsible for all commercial activities and organization of the American and Asian markets. Responsible for the automotive and aerospace key-accounts and an extensive US-sales staff. I have initiated and was actively involved in the strategic takeover of Laserdyne,
Minnesota. Furthermore I have initiated 2 Joint Ventures in China.
applied science at Scientific Instruments
for very specific (patented) laser and beam handling
technology for the marking of value documents with a great group of scientists working in the field of advanced
applied science at Scientific Instruments.
Some active projects:
1. Strategic business and product development for a range of inventions and products for the plastics food
packaging and food service markets.
2. From the specific knowledge of flow of polymers we have developed a specific product for treatment of fuels
resulting increased efficiency of combustion engines and reduced emissions.
3. Advanced heat and material treatment processes for automotive/aerospace industries
4. Application of 'fulleron' structured minerals (Shungit) for influencing hydrogen bonds in a.o. (drinking/waste)
water and polymers.
Oerlikon Laser Technology SA
On invitation of the board of the Swiss company Oerlikon I accepted the challenge to turn around an existing
production/R&D company from a military organized company (guided missiles) to a business driven organization.
After one year a management buy-out has been achieved together with my technical director. Breakthrough
technologies have been developed for a.o. aluminum welding for the first production aluminum car body of the
Audi A8 and laser hardening and cladding of valves and seats. Another, well known, patented process was
developed for marking of value papers like the Swiss and Russian bank notes and the Dutch passports.
The company has been sold through a strategic partner Transtec (UK) to Prima Industries in Italy.
Commercial Manager Automotive Foundries
Gemco Engineers NV
Responsible for the engineering and contracting of large turn-key automotive foundries for the European and
Asian markets. Most projects ran under license of large automotive (engine) players like Volkswagen, Ford, Sulzer,
Renault. I have realized projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China en South Korea, Germany, Netherlands and Nigeria.
Manager Marketing and Sales
Stork Laser Systems BV
Responsible for the marketing and sales of industrial lasers systems and applications development of this new
business unit directly reporting to the board. Various application were further developed into independent profit
centers such as screen engraving of textile print machines and ceramic drills welding.
Bongers BV - Doetinchem, The Netherlands
Responsible for their special vehicle projects (mobile generator set for aviation).
Management of a large project for the installation and training of 1.000 small wind turbines in Indonesia under the auspices of the Indonesian Government.
professional windsurfer, board and sail developer
Windsurfing - Worldwide
1980 - 1987
In parallel to studying mechanical engineering I was active as a professional windsurfer, board and sail developer.
Qualifications & Certifications
teaching and communication
Technical University Eindhoven
General Mechanical Engineering
Dutch Energy Research Centre