Studied Semiconductor Physics and High Vacuum in the Netherlands, started at ASM Europe in 1984 in Front Equipment (Diffusion, PECVD, Epi and Litho). Moved to MRC (Sputter and Etch). Later joined Balzers/Oerlikon responsible for display equipment division and materials division.
Since 2010 active for Besi. Became SVP for Die Attach group in 2014 and current position CTO for Besi.