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all-round, ambitious senior people and Project Manager with more than 15 years combined experience in the automotive and active implantable device industries. successful management roles in automotive at oem and tier i/ii suppliers in Sales, design & development, project & Program Management, quality, Supply Chain Management and Procurement.


Current Experience

  • Head of Cochlear Boulder LLC

    Since January 2016
    head of cochlear boulder acoustic implant development & Manufacturing site Head of Cochlear Boulder Acoustic Implant Development & Manufacturing Site

  • Head Global Acoustic Implant Manufacturing

    Since January 2016
    global responsible for acoustic implant Manufacturing covering Manufacturing sites belgium-mechelen / us-boulder / au-sydney Global responsible for Acoustic Implant Manufacturing covering manufacturing sites Belgium-Mechelen / US-Boulder / AU-Sydney

Past Experience


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAuthenticityCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityOrganizationProblem solving


Self Assessment :
R&DAuditingBudget ManagementBusiness Process ImprovementCE CertificationChange ControlChange ManagementCleanroomCoachingContinuous ImprovementCorporate FinanceCross-functional team leadershipCurrent Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP)Demand PlanningDemand Supply PlanningDesign for Manufacturing (DFM)Design of Experiments (DOE) Design VerificationDue DiligenceEngineeringFailure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)Finite Element Analysis (FEA)ForecastingGMPInternational Project ManagementInventory ManagementISO 13485Lean ManufacturingLeadershipLogisticsmanagementManufacturingMechanical designMechanical EngineeringMedical Device R&DMedical DevicesMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft ProjectMicrosoft WordMS ProjectMultilingualOperations Managementpeople managementProblem SolvingProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingProcess EngineeringProcess improvementProcurementProgram ManagementProject ManagementProject PlanningProject Portfolio ManagementQuality AssuranceQuality ManagementQuality Control (QC)Six SigmaVerification
LinkedIn Assessment :
Medical DevicesISO 13485Team ManagementTeam BuildingSituational LeadershipLeading Development TeamsPerformance ManagementOrganizational DevelopmentOrganizational DesignBusiness StrategyDepartment BudgetingInternal AuditCertified Internal Auditor TS16949Certified Internal Auditor ISO13485Project ManagementProgram ManagementActive Implantable Medical DevicesClass III Medical DevicesMedical Device R&DDesign VerificationMechanical EngineeringMechatronicsFinite Element Analysis (FEA)Supply Chain ManagementProcurementSupplier Quality ManagementLean ManufacturingProcess VerificationQuality ManagementRegulatory submissionsRegulatory RequirementsCE CertificationRoot Cause AnalysisProblem SolvingCAPACost Managementcost controlProduct Lifecycle ManagementERPDFMEAPFMEARisk ManagementContinuous ImprovementValue Stream Mapping5SDesign for Manufacturing (DFM)Design to costQuality SystemFDAFailure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)


  • in Sommelier from Syntra in 2013
  • in Lean Manufacturing from Amelior in 2010
  • Post graduate in Project management from EHSAL in 2002
  • Post graduate in Business Economics from KUL University in 1999
  • Master in Engineering, Mechatronics from University of Leuven in 1996
  • Master in Engineering, Mechanics from KIHL in 1993

Training and Certification

  • Building and Leading Effective Teams: Executive Education Program with Columbia Business School and ExecOnline, Inc. in 0000 Certification
  • Leading Operational Excellence: Executive Education Program with MIT Sloan School of Management and ExecOnline, Inc. in 0000 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
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Area / Region

Blanden, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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