Head of Technical Platforms
Since March 2014
Anacura offers high-quality diagnostic, pharmaceutical and medical analyses. Oversee the overall operations of the technical platforms ensuring efficient, flexible and high quality platform operation supporting customer requirements. Technical Platforms containing: 3 laboratories, engineering and logistic department;
May 2009 --- February 2014
spin off Ghent University; 70 employees; €7 mio per year Primoris supports companies and organizations in the food industry with high-quality residue analysis of pesticides and mycotoxins in food and feed. Due to context changes the laboratory needed to rethink its value proposition. I took the lead in transforming the company’s operations from process to product oriented. Reduction of turnaround time, production flexibility and managing costs were key challenges in order to meet business requirements. Responsibilities: CAPEX, OPEX, negotiations, labor organization, people development, kaizen workshops, functional analysis for software developments: LIMS, start-up laboratories: Columbia & Bulgaria Member of the management team, leading 50 colleagues.
January 2010 --- January 2013
Production and commercialization of Draeckenier and Hopdraeck, two self-brewed beers of high fermentation. Beers were marketed in Begium and exported to US. Sold in 2013.
Head of department GC
January 2009 --- May 2009
Manage the department’s day-to-day operations. Less technical than my previous position, social and commercial aspects gained in importance. Recruit and train new people, optimization of work-flow, promote continuous improvement. In this position I was in charge of 25 people.
R&D responsible GC
November 2004 --- January 2009
During a two-year start-up period, I learned the core activities of the lab, afterwards I became R&D responsible of the GC department. Business needs in the form of analytical methods were developed, validated and added to the company’s portfolio. I was back-up head of department, between 2006-2009, and had a leading role in the team that developed LIMS software. This position summarized: problem solver, flexibility and leadership. During that period I discovered that ‘working with’ people provided me with a lot of energy: working towards a mutual goal, overcomming difficulties and learning togehter.
Master’s Degree in Techno MBA Program, Master in Industrial Management from Ghent University in 2013
in Fytopharmacy from Ghent University in 2005
Master in Industrial Engineer Chemistry from in 2004
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