Schoolmates remember me as the kid that was always drawing boats during classes and thinking about sailboats and how to make them faster. In 2003 I became a member of technical team of Team ABNAMRO in the Volvo ocean race. In 2006, and 25 years old, I fulfilled my childhood dream, with a race winning result and a 24-hour record. This project made me aware of team effort, team environment and that an integrated multidisciplinary approach of complex technical projects can be very successful. Focusing on flow analyses and the development of light weight structures I worked in the boatracing world for many years. In 2009 I’ve founded LinQ Boats, world’s first series build canting keelboat.
In 2012 I’ve formed a new team and in this resulted in the founding of QConcepts. With a team of specialist in different fields of expertise we’re working on challenging projects. The in-house prototype workshop forms an integrated approach in the developments. CNC-techniques, software and sensor development are all brought together under one roof.
Working in a team environment and working closely together with partners and team members, combined with a hands-on approach is what suits me best. I constantly challenge myself and my environment and keep pushing the boundaries of human- and technical boundaries.
In the free time I playing the bassguitar in a rockband and sailing one of the boats available. Sailing and racing is what keeps me going.
QConcepts is my primary focus and is formed by a clever multidisciplinary team of engineers working on a wide scope of projects. Software and sensor developments are an integrated parts of QConcepts approach. CNC-techniques and rapid prototyping techniques support the innovative products that are being developed for clients. Prototypes using composite materials and other (ultra) light weight structures are built in-house.
My career started with sailboat racing and the development of incredibly exciting boats. A passion that I will probably never lose. Aeronamics brings an innovative water sports product to the market. The first products are the hydrofoiling sail boat Flo1 and a data-registration device. Integrated design and prototyping activities have resulted in a lean approach to complex design challenges.
IIME focuses on growing (young) talent and early stage technologies. The young team of engineers and students work on challenging projects in the mobility and energy sectors. The city of Doetinchem and HAN University are key partners in this Innovation Center. It’s a real greenhouse where new ideas and concepts are brought to a next level.