I was born and raised in Emmen and I´ve had a fascination with exploring and investigating new things, ever since I was a little boy. During my chemistry study at Stenden University of Applied Sciences, I worked part-time in an analytical laboratory, where I learned a lot about polymer analysis. At the end of my graduation project at a polymer development institute, Arjen van Kempen offered me a job setting up the Quality and Research Department at DuFor and ACES in Zevenaar.
I love doing research and developing new innovative products and this is what my job is all about. I also like solving challenges in close cooperation with customers and colleagues. I am proud of our team and of the modern lab facilities we have set up over the years. Our lab in Zevenaar is in fact a small scale production facility, combined with extensive equipment for polymer analysis.
Looking to the future, the polymer industry is faced with many challenges. I am looking forward to develop more and more sustainable products and solutions and it is my goal to really bring this to the next level.