Date of birth: 17-05-1980
Fokker Aerostructures – Hoogeveen, October 2011 - present
Manager Operations October 2011 – present
Manager of 45 employees within assembly area of the Joint Strike Fighter composite doors and flaperons. Responsible for contract management; delivery on schedule, cost driven efficiency, engineering, quality and control, tooling management, compliancy, safety and continuous improvement initiatives. Customers are Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
Philip Morris Holland B.V.– Bergen op Zoom, 2005 – September 2011
Manager Maintenance May 2010 - present
Manager of 26 employees; academic engineers, work preparers, technicians and contractors. Responsible for the asset life cycle management and optimalisation.
Focus on change management according to Lean principle and Operational Excellence of 24x7 production process; coordination and optimalisation of tasks and department structure to align with international policy and standards.
Manager Quality & Control February 2008 – April 2010
Manager of 21 people; academic engineers, technicians, data analysts and auditors. Responsible for improvement and performance of the certified quality laboratory, development of new procedures for alignment according to Lean philosophy. Concerns optimalisation and update of new lab software, standardisation of quality assurance practices and test activities.
Responsible for budget proposals, cost and quality reports, monitoring, analysing and certifying of all products produced in Bergen op Zoom. Support to Operations Management with analyses, standardisation, determination and review of specifications.
Leading in troubleshoot incidents and directing the necessary preventive and corrective actions.
From March till May 2010 responsible for restructuring of this department and downsizing of 21 to 2 employees.
Process Supervisor and Project Leader June 2006 – February 2008
Manager of 32 people (technicians, technical and senior operators). Responsible for seven manufacturing lines within Operations.
Project leader of one-year-project on absence due to illness for department of 200 people. Main results were 3% decline of absence and change in culture.
Process Improvements EngineerNovember 2005 – June 2006
Monitoring, analysing the performance, quality assurance and safety of the manufacturing process and initiating and coordinating improvement projects for twenty make-pack machines of cigarettes.
Alenia Space – Turin, Italy – 2005
Four months research project at the Optics department working on computer analyses for the laser metrology and the optical design of the satellite ‘Gaia’. Objectives were:
- Developping a simulation in Mathcad for the monitoring and stabilisation of the angle between two astrometric telescopes for obtaining highly precision observing requirements.
- Developping the optical ray tracing design and analysis in Code V to analyse the technical performance and specifications as a contribution to ‘Gaia’.
- Contribution to several running projects as daily lab tasks enhancing optical testing, laser metrology, interferometry tests, design of new lab environtment. Test set up, analysis, evaluation, interpretation and reporting of results performed in the optical laboratory (clean room).
Sponsorship by Leiden Observatory, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Leiden International Students Fund and Curators Fund of Leiden University.
Leiden University – Leiden Observatory –2004
Six months research project on nulling interferometry computer simulation for the VLTI as a ground based preparation for the space mission Darwinunder supervision of Professor Quirrenbach (Leiden Observatory) as a part of the masters’ programme in Astronomy.
Oral presentation at International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2004, Vancouver.
Sponsorship by European Space Agency (ESA) and Leiden Observatory.
NCOI Business School – Business Administration – Utrecht, The Netherlands
2007/’08. One year course ‘Coaching and Training’ as part of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) by prof. W. Schouten.
Leiden University – Faculty of Mathematics and Science – Leiden, The Netherlands
1999 – 2005, 5 year Master level study in Astronomy with specialisation in Optical Instrumentation, Laser Metrology, Optical Interferometry, engineering and short MBA program.
Special Coursework:Four months Master’s program in Business Management and Administration.
Delft University of Technology – Faculty of Aerospace Engineering – Delft, The Netherlands
September - December 2003, Graduate courses on Avionics and on Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control
Utrecht University – Faculty of Natural Sciences, Physics and Astronomy – Utrecht, The Netherlands
February - May 2003, Inter-university course in Astronomy about The Early Universe.
Technische Hogeschool Rijswijk (Engineering College) – Rijswijk, The Netherlands
1997 – 1999, First year (Propedeuse) in Technical Physics
Extra year as president of student organization ‘NOVA’ and member of several student committees.
Dutch (native speaking), English (fluent), Italian (basic), French (basic), German (basic).
Windows, Linux Red Hat; Microsoft Office, SAP, Business Objects, IDL, C, C++, LaTeX, Mathcad, Matlab, CodeV optical design, Maple, DaviLex databases.
Sport (football, running, sailing, skiing), reading, travelling, visiting the theatre (modern dance, comedy).
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