Received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical College (HTS), Dordrecht,
The Netherlands in 1973. Practical traineeship in the hydropower industry in Finland.
Graduated in the Power Electronics discipline.
Started off my professional career with Holec (Heemaf) in Hengelo in 1974. For more
than a decade activities were concentrated on the field of research and development
of large (kW – MW range) electric motors and alternators including various electric
Topics: Electrical and mechanical design improvement, troubleshooting worldwide,
project and application engineering, service and commissioning.
Special focus on machinery vibration analysis.
Joined Ventilatoren Sirocco Howden (VSH) in Hengelo in 1985 to work in the Engineering
Department where I was concerned with aerodynamics, acoustics and mechanical design
integrity of large axial and radial flow industrial fans and ventilation systems.
Today, click here: www.howden.com (Howden Netherlands).
In 1989 I left VSH and was appointed manager of the Test Department at Holec Power
Protection Group. Holec PPG serves a world market with manufacture, sales and service
of diesel driven rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems. I was responsible
for the in-house performance testing and final acceptance tests of completely assembled
UPS systems comprising rotating machines (diesel and electrical), controls, LV and
MV switchgear, etc. A new test facility with 4000 kVA testing capability has been
designed and commissioned under my supervision.