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Expert in Drives and Motors

Expert ID: 735354 Belgium

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Engineering, commissioning and trouble-shooting of analogue and digital drive systems.

• Drive systems of production-lines Full - DCS – DPS in plastic-paper-glass-steel industries.
• AC vector en servo-drives with focus on system application.
• DC-drives (extruders, winders, hoisting).
• PLC(when combined with drive in drive systems).
• Serial communication PLC – Drives.
• Revamping of existing installations.
• Training of customers on drives and DCS.


Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Degree enabling access to education achieved in combination with military service at military transport logistic wing Subject: Pedagogisch hoger onderwijs van het korte type Institution: Industriële Hogeschool van het Rijk B.M.E. Gent
Year: 1987 Degree: Industrial engineer specialty: Electricity (Master) Subject: Technisch hoger onderwijs van het lange type Institution: Industriële Hogeschool van het Rijk B.M.E. Gent
Year: 1983 Degree: Scientific B (Wetenschappelijke B) Subject: Hoger secundair onderwijs Institution: St. Franciscuscollege Wetteren

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Business owner of ProEtic mainly as program manager Department: Responsibilities: Project management of signaling projects and new traffic management programs on consultancy basis at Infrabel (Belgian railway infrastructure) with strong focus on stakeholder management and communication within a matrix organization.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Rockwell Automation Title: Account manager customer support & maintenance Department: sales services Responsibilities: Act as a sales driver, providing strategic direction to the product focused Account Managers in terms of business strategy and account planning as well as engaging other sales resources to meet the business targets set for the country/region.
 Promote, develop and sell service business (6M$) industrial automation (total 35M$).
 The service business include:
o assessment services such as training needs analysis, safety services and installed base evaluation.
o asset management services such as parts management agreements, MRO-optimization program for repairable assets.
o condition monitoring services mainly focused on vibration technology (Entek).
o network services, training (life cycle) and technical support by phone or availability on site.
 Act as the marketing consultant for the Regional Sales and be responsible for activities associated with promotion of the assigned products, defining new market opportunities, giving feedback on competition activities, applying and helping to define business unit strategies in the local market place.
 Be the Business Unit consultant for the Belux Sales Director and supports the implementation of the company strategies.
Years: 2009 to 2016 Employer: Siemens NV Title: Project manager drive solutions Department: Large drives Responsibilities: Project management of solutions using large drives and motors (>200kW, medium voltage up to 24MW) for internal and external key accounts from lead and bid management over execution to factory and site acceptance(>1M€).
 Organisation, planning, management subcontractors, claim management, profit/loss responsibility.
Years: 1995 to 2007 Employer: Schneider Electric Title: Sales support /project- engineer drives and soft starters Department: Automation drives Responsibilities:  On-site argumentation and promotion of AC/DC-drives and soft starters in stand-alone applications or projects.
 Expertise in matters of feasibility application related.
 Participation in price calculation and negotiation in case of large projects.
 Realize system quotes according the analysis of the customers’ specifications.
 Training and presentations to customers as sales support.
 Analysis of the competition present on the market of variable frequency drives.
 Entry point and contact-person for the Global Help Desk drives.
 Quotation and follow-up of projects and specific machine builders (O.E.M) (field-tests lift and hoisting applications).
 Sales support of revamping of existing installations in close cooperation and consultation with our partner-integrators from negotiation till closing phase.
 Support in matters of communication PLC-Drives (Modbus, Profibus-DP, Interbus-S, Ethernet and Fipio).
After sales service responsible industrial control since 1/2/2003
 Assure premium services to satisfy the Schneider Electric customers.
 Coach and evaluate the field service engineers(7) for drives and PLC.
 Promote, develop and sell the Schneider Electric services (contracts, audits, stock management, revamping projects, trainings, and service partnerships).
 Achieve determined goals in terms of margin and turn-over.
Years: 1989 to 1995 Employer: Reliance Electric Title: Field service engineer Department: system drives Responsibilities: Engineering, commissioning and trouble-shooting of analogue and digital drive systems.
 International support with priority for Belgium and Luxemburg.
 Drive systems of production-lines Full - DCS – DPS in plastic-paper-glass-steel industries.
 AC vector en servo-drives with focus on system application.
 DC-drives (extruders, winders, hoisting).
 PLC(when combined with drive in drive systems).
 Serial communication PLC – Drives.
 Revamping of existing installations.
 Training of customers on drives and DCS.

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
 Industrial engineer (a result of 80%)
 ATIG-price for best thesis
 Proof of knowledge French level 2

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Understanding/ Reading: Very well. Speaking: Very well. Writing: Very well. Speaking: Very well. Writing: Very well.
English Understanding/ Reading: Very well. Speaking: Very well. Writing: Very well.
German Understanding/ Reading: Good. Speaking: Elementary knowledge.
Spanish Understanding/ Reading: Elementary knowledge. Speaking: Elementary knowledge. Writing: Elementary knowledge.
Dutch Native language.

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