Manager Product and Application Development Bakery at IOI Loders Croklaan
Help and advice from R&D professionals with experience in B2B and B2C innovation management, product and process development, and human dynamics.
My passion for innovation and research and development originates in the fascination for people’s ability to build new solutions on existing knowledge or conceptualize and create them from scratch. The role of interpersonal interactions in innovation cannot be overestimated and despite my technical background in (Bio)Chemical Engineering, I’m convinced that understanding human dynamics are the most important factor to successful innovation. Each phase in the development of new solutions has it unique challenges and having spend 20+ years on the bumpy road of research and innovation, I would love to help start-ups with thinking along, reflecting, giving advice and sharing my network.
Skills and field of expertise
- Research and Development
- Innovation management
- Processing and product development
- Technology implementation
- Ideation and creativity
- Process modelling, simulation and analysis
2016-2017 Manager Discovery, IOI Loders Croklaan
2012-2015 Lead Scientist, Heineken
2006-2012 Senior Scientist Process Development, Heineken
1999-2006 Scientist Process Development, Heineken
1994-1999 PhD Environmental Technology, RIVM-Wageningen University
1989-1994 MSc Bioprocess Engeering, University of Amsterdam