Logichem 2015 (past event)

21 - 23 April, 2015

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2015 Speakers

Franky Veryser
Director, Global Supply Chain AMI
Eastman Chemical Company

Franky is currently director global supply chain for Advanced Materials at Eastman Chemicals. He has about 20 years in supply chain with Monsanto, Solutia, UCB and Cytec. He has been involved in several company integrations as part of acquisitions. He leads the global planning organization, customer service, global transport and warehousing. Most recently, the focus was on network and sourcing optimization.

Frank Claus
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence

Frank Claus is a senior leader with large experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing and IT. He has worked in the Polymers’ and Chemicals businesses for SABIC and DSM. Frank has a proven track record in the areas of Supply Chain Planning, Order to Cash and Purchase to Pay. In 2011, Frank and his supply chain team won the "Responsible Care Award" of the Dutch Chemical Industry. Frank has reengineered the European supply chain for Chemicals, introducing a new advanced business optimization concept. Since 2013 he has been based in Riyadh and is today leading SABIC’s Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence.

Alain Crottaz
Global Supply Chain Excellence Director

Alain Crottaz gained his broad supply chain experience by taking on different roles in Planning, Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Excellence. While the bulk of is supply chain career was in the CPG sector with Coca-Cola, Alain also worked in the humanitarian sector with the International Committee of the Red Cross and in the apparel sector with Fruit of the Loom. Today Alain holds the position of Global Supply Chain Excellence Director at AkzoNobel, the largest specialty chemicals company in the world. His most recent project was bringing Demand Sensing understanding and tools to the Decorative Coating part of the AkzoNobel business.

Patric Burkhart
Vice President Process Architecture

Patric Burkhart is Vice President Process Architecture within the competence center “Information Services and Supply Chain Operations” responsible for Business Process Management. Patric has excellent experience in information systems and business process management. In his unit he is responsible for establishing Business Process Management as core competency of BASF Group.

Prior to his actual role he was program manager for project One, which was BASF's project to implement harmonized processes for the Supply Chain, Procurement and Finance area while migrating 217 companies from different ERP systems onto BASF's single ERP system going forward. He has strong skills in process and systems, project management, change management, broad experience with subject matter expertise in supply chain and information technology. Patric Burkhart holds a Master of Business Administration from the University Of Mannheim, Germany.

Joelle Mulders
Global Supply Chain Director

Joelle has been appointed Global Supply Chain Director about a year ago when Allnex started to deploy a large transformation program to implement a single ERP platform across the corporation. She is responsible for the planning, logistics and customer service organizations. Her priorities have been to drive the design, implementation and adoption of a robust S&OP process by all four Business Units and to support the implementation of the ERP project while ensuring its execution within the Supply Chain organization to deliver business benefits. Prior to this role, she has gained extensive experience in different management roles in business, marketing, sales and procurement which she leverages to provide valuable insight in the design, improvement and  harmonization of core end-to-end business processes.

Frank Andreesen
Vice President Logistics EMEA
Bayer MaterialScience

Frank has in-depth knowledge of chemical logistics, covering all modes of transport as well as warehousing and associated logistics services. Over the past 25 years he has developed a clear vision for the development of the logistics industry, both from a shipper’s as well as logistics service providers’ perspective. Frank has been involved in various outsourcing projects in the petroleum and chemical industry, involving large-scale transport and distribution operations as well as the provision of associated logistics services.

After more than 16 years on the supply-side of transport and logistics services, Frank Andreesen joined Bayer MaterialScience with the clear mission to further improve the quality of the relationship between Bayer MaterialScience and its logistics service providers. He is committed to building more collaborative longer term business relationship with fewer service providers, this being what is required maintain a sustainable logistics network in what will always remain a highly competitive, dynamic and increasingly unpredictable business environment.

Hans-Robert Schmidt
Vice President, Head of Global Logistics Management

Hans-Robert graduated from Mannheim University  with a Diploma in Business Administration and in 1988 began his career as a Management Trainee at Hoechst AG. Hans-Robert went on to hold various positions within the Plastics Division at Hoechst and between 1999 - 2008 held various VP and SVP positions. These included Business Unit Head for Lyondell Basell (Elenac, Basell, LyB), SVP of the US PP Business and  the Global Polyethylene BU in 2008, and from 2009 with Lanxess Global Procurement and Logistics as VP Olefins Procurement and more recently VP Global Logistics Management.

An D’Haenens
Head of Logistics, EMEA

An D’Haenens is the Logistics Sourcing Leader at DuPont with responsibility for all transport and warehouse services across DuPont's businesses in Europe. In her previous position as European Supply Chain Manager EMEA for DuPont’s paint business, she acquired extensive knowledge on all aspects of supply chain management.

An received a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium and a Master of Business Administration at the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School. She joined DuPont in 1991 and held various positions in Manufacturing, Business Management and International Supply Chain Management.

Carsten Weers
Global Supply Chain Management, Monomers Division

Carsten has been with BASF for over 14 years, where he started in an international marketing trainee program. After working five years in the marketing of the European business unit for lacquer raw materials and architectural coatings, he was appointed to become the Head of Supply Chain Management of dispersions for adhesives & construction in Europe in October 2005. In 2009 he was appointed by BASF to coordinate the global supply chain management in the global strategic marketing of the polyurethanes division. Since January 2014, Carsten has been responsible for the global supply chain management of the monomers division within BASF.

Martin Croissant
Global Supply Chain Director EMEA
The Dow Chemical Company

Martin is a Global Supply Chain Director at Dow Chemical and currently the Program Manager for the Sadara PMLA Implementation in Europe Middle East and Africa. Martin joined Dow in 2009 as part of the Rohm and Haas acquisition as a Global Supply Chain Director, successfully managing the Global Supply Chains for two of Dow’s Businesses before moving into his current role. Martin is an industrial chemist with experience in Production, Purchasing, Systems implementations, Project management and Logistics, gained with Rohm and Haas, Degussa, Laporte Performance Chemcials, Inspec and BP.

Tobias Zahlmann
Head of Supply Chain Management
Lanxess Elastomers

Tobias is responsible for the formation of a new SCM function in the new Business Unit Keltan Elastomers. He is currently reviewing and harmonizing global S&OP & OTC processes, as well as global Warehouse & Logistics concepts. He is leading the design of all SCM processes & infrastructure for the new Chinese EPDM plant in Changzhou (160kt p.a.)

Renaud Megard
Vice President Global Supply Chain
Cabot Corporation

Renaud is a seasoned international sales, marketing and supply chain executive with 20 years of experience with DHL, BASF and his current role as Vice President Global Supply Chain at Cabot. This provides him with a unique expertise of both commercial and supply chain best practice, an invaluable asset as the supply chain become increasingly strategically important. Renaud leads global feedstock procurement, global planning, global transport and compliance, as well as global warehousing packaging and shipping. He has recently implemented a fully end to end integrated planning solution for Cabot and managed optimization of working capital.

Christopher Spahn
Senior Project Manager & PMO Lead Group Procurement Services

Christopher is a professional Supply Chain and Lean Sigma operations executive with broad experience along the entire value chain. With over 20 years of chemical industry experience from different operational and management roles in Customer Service, Order Fulfillment and Supply Chain including IT project implementation leadership on European and global scale.  Additionally he has gained general management exposure with P&L responsibility as Managing Director and COO in the Energy, Oil&Gas sector. After coming to Clariant in the Clariant Excellence Supply Chain System initiative he recently joined Group Procurement Services leading high impact projects and the program management office.

Tim Bett
Head of Supply Chain Management

As Head of SCM at Archroma, Tim is currently engaged in the design and implementation of a Global S&OP process for the Textiles, Paper and Emulsions businesses of Archroma. Before this, Tim has gained extensive experience of all facets of supply chain management having been DSCM Director at DSM Food Specialties and Logistics Director at Rohm and Haas, as well as Principal Consultant at Camelot. Tim holds an MBA from INSEAD and has been a long-serving member of the LogiChem Advisory Board.

Thomas Foerster
VP Supply Chain Operations Europe

Thomas joined BASF in 1998 into the logistics organisation before relocating to Asia in 2006. Between 2006 and 2010 Thomas headed up the Supply Chain Management and IT organisation of BASF in Korea and in 2010 became the Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in China, a joint venture with Sinopec, Nanjing. Following his return in 2013, Thomas is now Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Europe. Thomas joined the LogiChem Advisory Board in 2014 and has played an integral role in ensuring the programme addresses the industry's most critical challenges.

Peter Devos
Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Director

Peter has been playing a leading role indifferent Supply Chain fields over the last 20 years. After joining Monsanto he served in several roles in Planning, Customer Service & Logistics for the Chemicals division.

In 1999, he was appointed EMEA Supply Chain Manager for the Monsanto Agro-chemical products with a very strong cross functional focus on Procurement, Planning, Customer Service, Product Portfolio,Logistics and Inventory Management.

In 2005, Peter started up a new Supply Chain Competency Center based in Antwerp, Belgium. This Competency Center is focusing on improving the EMEA Business & Supply Chain processes and forms the liaison between Business and IT for the 3 Monsanto divisions: Agro-chemicals, Seeds & Vegetables. This Competence Center has been transformed to cope with Mfg, Quality, Supply Chain and Finance related Business Process Improvements & Projects.

Billy Duty
Director, Supply Chain Center of Excellence

Billy is an accomplished supply chain executive skilled in establishing and operating diverse organizations. Strong results oriented leadership that is customer focused and business driven. His strengths are in all aspects of supply chain with vast knowledge of best practice and proven ability to deliver results with inventory optimization, planning, S&OP, customer service, forecasting, project management, and systems implementations in a complex global environment. Billy has extensive experience leading international and multifunctional teams. Adept in working with all levels of the organization and across varied business areas, he brings proven methods of improvement and solutions to supply chain problems.

Filip Buytaert
EMEA Demand Manager
Axalta Coating Systems

Filip Buytaert’s joined DuPont de Nemours in 1991 where he started as supply chain consultant in a corporate field program – followed by assignments in the business Performance Coatings in operations as Production Supervisor (1994-1996),  Supply chain manager in UK and later transferred to Germany when DuPont acquired Herberts.

In 2005-2007 Filip had the opportunity to broaden his business experience with a sales leadership assignment. In 2007 Filip became the first demand Manager – a newly formed position inside the new established D-IBM process – DuPont Integrated Business Management – the 5 step process based on Oliver Wright methodology.

Feb1, 2013  the Coatings business was carved out from DuPont de Nemours by Carlyle Private equity and transferred into Axalta Coating Systems.

Henning Schussmüller
Senior Manager Supply Chain and Logistics
Sumitomo Chemical Europe

Having joined Sumitomo Chemical Europe with regional responsibility for Europe, Turkey and Africa in 2007, one major task was the set-up of the Sumitomo Chemical and Aramco Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia, Petro Rabigh Company together with Sumitomo Chemical Asia, Singapore.

Henning has a distinguished and varied career of 20 years with BP Chemicals International with experience covering Supply Chain Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Development and Sales & Marketing. In these functions, he gained working experience in various places across Europe and Asia. Henning also lectures International Supply Chain Management at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

Jaap Mendel
Operations and Supply Chain Director
Axalta Coating Systems

Jaap has 30 years of experience in the chemical industry with background in Engineering, Maintenance, Operations and Supply Chain. Currently Jaap is based in Cologne, Germany as Operations and Supply Chain director EMEA for Axalta Coating Systems, a carve out from DuPont since 2013. Jaap is currently responsible for all EMEA operations and  oversaw the carve out and transition of Axalta’s Operations, Supply Chain and Planning systems to a fully independent company. Axalta made a successful IPO in November 2014 and is now a public listed company on the NYSE. Jaap is firm believer that in particular in the Coatings Industry,  Operational Excellence in combination with finding the right Supply Chain capabilities that provide an optimum balance between cost, customer service and working capital, provides  a key competitive advantage to the businesses served.

Folkert Tjebbes
Director Materials Management & Planning EMEA

Folkert has over 20 years of Supply Chain experience from different roles in the Food industry, Consultancy and the Chemical industry, where he has built supply chain organisations and brought them to their next level. Next to his extensive work on building and running S&OP platforms and inventory management, he has worked larger turnarounds around a Supply Chain core. The last 10 years he has been working in the Chemical Industry, first in global supply chain roles at Momentive and for the past 2 years at Univar in European distribution. He is responsible for the performance on inventory and service of the local supply chain team’s across EMEA, and works on forming a pan-European distribution network and supply chain function for Univar's specialty Businesses.

Peter van Weeghel
Regional Head of Supply Chain, Europe
Arizona Chemical

As Regional Supply Chain Manager for Arizona Chemical BV, Peter is responsible for European regional supply chain operations as well as customer service. Peter’s current focuses is on improving the product flows and reliability of these as well as ensuring the supply chain model aligns to customer requirements. Furthermore Peter focuses on harmonizing and improving supply chain processes. Previously Peter was EU Supply Chain Planning Manager for Nalco Europe Sarl.

Lars Feierabend
Global Head of Supply Chain Management

Lars has over 18 years of professional experience in various functions within the supply chain (production, purchasing, supply chain planning, delivery bulk and packaged goods, customer service). As Global Head Supply Chain Management at Eckart GbmH, Lars is responsible for customer service, logistics, demand planning and S&OP. His current focus is to drive continuous improvement of systems and processes after a major system change. The (usual) challenge is to become more cost-efficient while supporting business growth in a highly diversified product portfolio. Another key aspect is to identify the value drivers for customers and in light of this, developing the use of a logistics platform in conjunction with Altana Corporate Logistics that works to serve as the information hub for all major logistics service providers.

Frank Lüders
Head of Pipeline & Production Control
Air Liquide

Frank and his teams ensure the safe, reliable and efficient operation of Air Liquide’s extensive pipeline network in Germany supplying customers in the steel, chemical and petrochemical industries in the Rhine-Ruhr area. Competitiveness of the entire supply chain, including several production sites in Germany and thousands of Bulk customers, is driven by technical plant efficiency, actively managed energy procurement and holistic cost optimization including production and distribution.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle
Head of Supply Chain and Logisitcs Faculty
Universität St.Gallen

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle is Managing Director of the Chair of Logistics Management at the University of St.Gallen and Director of the Diploma-Program of Advanced Studies in Logistics Management. His field of research includes logistics and supply chain management, as well as transportation and sustainability management. Prof. Stölzle is i.a. an appointed member of the Board of Academic Advisers to the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany (BMVI), an appointed member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Logistics Association (BVL), Germany, and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME), Germany. Furthermore, he is chairman of the jury of the Eco Performance Award as well as of the VDA Logistics Award and member of the jury of the Swiss Logistics Award. Furthermore, Prof. Stölzle is editor in chief of “Die Unternehmung – Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice”. Information and contact: www.logistik.unisg.ch.

Marion Matthewman
Global Head of Logistics

As Head of Global Logistics at Syngenta, Marion has responsibilities in supporting and leading change, working with leadership teams to create their change journey, identification and implementation of management systems as well as auditing for continuous improvement.

Fabrice Schneider
Head of S&OP and Supply Chain Strategy
Merck Millipore

Following a stretch of 10 years of experience in the food industry at Stoeffler Company, started in the Manufacturing area, then switching to Supply Chain manager position, Fabrice Schneider had moved to the Chemicals industry joining the Millipore Company in 2006 as Labwater Supply Chain Manager. After Millipore got acquired by Merck Company in 2010, he got  in charge of the harmonization and development of Supply Chain end to end processes for the new born Merck Millipore Division. He’s now Head of S&OP and Supply Chain Strategy since January 2014.

Jan Eeckhoudt
Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Leader EMEA
(Former) Axalta Coating Systems

In 2013, the Axalta Coating Systems leadership team mandated the Supply Chain Continuous Improvement (CI) organization to launch, design and implement a series of physical distribution network optimization work streams to significantly reduce (10%) the variable - and fixed finished product distribution expenses over a period of 1 to 2 years whilst maintaining the service levels to the customers. As a  leader of the CI organization, Jan and his team help drive this project forward to achieve successful implementation with sustainable results. In addition to these continuous improvement projects Jan also supports the implementation of a new (global) multi-generation integrated supply planning system, all the way from S&OP to asset scheduling.

Christian Tillmann
Energy Operations Manager
Air Liquide

Christian is Energy Operations Manager at AIR LIQUIDE and therefore responsible for a continuous optimization of energy usage between production and distribution. He leads the activities of AIR LIQUIDE Germany for simultaneous supply chain optimization, coordinating production and distribution requirements between different business units. He has a broad experience in various supply chain related IT projects, such as ERP, mobile solutions, transport management systems, and sourcing optimization.

Jürgen Lange
EMEIA Advisory Leader, Operating Model Effectiveness
Ernst & Young GmbH

Jürgen is leading the Operating Model Effectiveness segment in Ernst & Young’s EMEIA Advisory Centre and is based in Dusseldorf. He works both as a project lead and subject matter expert on complex, international business, organizational change, and supply chain restructuring projects. Jürgen has more than 17 years experience in managing, designing and delivering large scale business and tax effective operating models, cross boarder operating and organizational models, and international rollout programs for multi-national companies.

Toine Matthijssen
Managing Director
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation

Toine Matthijssen has over 35 years of experience in European supply chain and logistics management. He joined Odyssey Logistics Europe BVBA in 2008 as director of client services & business development for the European Operations and was appointed managing director in 2009.  At Odyssey he has overall responsibility for Managed Logistics Services for the European geography.

Prior to joining Odyssey, Toine had been responsible for directing logistics, transportation and customer service operations in Europe for Chemtura Corporation and its predecessor company. He has also been employed at General Electric Corporation in Europe for 25 years during which time he held management positions in functions including manufacturing, sales distribution, logistics and customer service. Toine leverages his broad experience in developing logistics solutions that add value across clients’ organizations.

Toine received his degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical College at Breda, The Netherlands, and holds economic certificates from the Business School of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Jack Weiss
Triple Point Technology

Jack is the founder and CEO of WAM Supply Chain, a wholly owned business unit of Triple Point Technology. WAM is a leading global provider of advanced planning and optimization solutions for chemical and process manufacturers. Jack is responsible for formulating and executing WAM’s long-term strategy and advocating for WAM’s client base.  He is a leading expert in chemical supply chain planning and a frequent speaker at events around the world. Jack holds engineering degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

Malcolm Cossey
European Business Development Director
Agility Chemical Logistics

Malcolm is Business Development Director for Agility Chemicals with responsibility for the development and implementation of collaborative customer solutions as an integrated logistics service provider. He has extensive supply chain and business experience in the Chemical industry for over 25 years in a variety of senior roles. Malcolm is able to draw on his breadth of knowledge from a procurement, supply chain and manufacturing perspective, having worked in European supply chain roles for Exxon Chemical and Hickson and Welch, and for seven years as an independent supply chain consultant. The insight from this broad background provides the practical and commercial expertise to help to drive and develop relationships with a variety of chemical customers both regionally and globally.

Michael Scholz
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management Chemicals

Michael has more than fifteen years of experience in the chemical industry. Based on a process driven approach he focusing on supply chain planning and supply chain optimization. At LogiChem, Michael will be evaluating the effectiveness of adopting fact based supply chain analytics to manage overall stock levels.

Ralph van Weerdenburg
Senior Manager Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

Ralph  has over 15 years’ experience in various functions throughout the Paper & Board and the Chemical industry with a focus on Chemical Engineering and Supply Chain Planning. In his current role he is responsible for  the S&OP process and  the optimization of the chemical production assets throughout Europe.  Ralph has been working on SAP implementations and the introduction of different optimizations tools and processes.

Jeremy Bentham
Go to Market Director
Cargill Food Ingredients & Systems

Jeremy joined Cargill in September 2007 as Commercial Director Sweeteners which developed into Starches & Sweeteners in 2008. Further product lines were added as the Business acquired and grew. Before Cargill Jeremy had over 20 years experience in the petrochemical/polymer sector. Roles covered product development, marketing, sales management, supply chain and quality. Lived and worked in UK, Belgium, Germany and Denmark, and has extensive experience of working in the UAE. In his current role, Jeremy leads the approach to cross business Strategic Customers to ensure Cargill is consistent in approach, and able to leverage capabilities to become partner of choice. Together with Commercial leaders drive increased harmonization of commercial processes, tool support and talent management.

Joris D'hondt
Global Supply Chain Project Manager
Eastman Chemical

Joris joined Eastman early 2013 to lead the Advanced Interlayers supply chain projects for North America out of the Springfield plant in Massachusetts, USA. In January ’15 he relocated back to Belgium to manage the world wide supply chain projects for the Advanced Interlayers business. Before joining Eastman, he was working as an analyst for the financial markets at KBC bank in Brussels.  Joris holds a Bachelor and Masters in Computer Science from the KU Leuven, and a PhD obtained at the Centre of Industrial Management also at the KU Leuven.

Peter Buysee
EMEA Supply Chain Improvement Lead

Peter Buysse has 16 years experience in business process improvements & project management in logistics and supply chain. Having a strong focus on process performance Peter has lead and coached various teams towards successful system process implementations covering both Chemical & Seeds/Vegetable divisions of Monsanto in Western & Eastern Europe. Within this role he has been actively managing the interfacing processes between IT and the business. Recently a lot of focus was on enabling collaboration processes between the different internal  & external supply chain  partners. Currently he is EMEA SC Improvement Lead, Customer Care as part of the Antwerp based EMEA Supply Chain Competence, Strategy & Operations Team. Peter is a lean & 6sigma black belt and is APICS CSCP certified.

Alexandre Leopoldes
Head of Global Logistics Capacity

Alexandre owns the strategic end-to-end logistics process elements and drives standardization across the logistics business, managing logistics capacity and associated suppliers to meet internal and external service levels and supply requirements. Alexandre also has responsibility for designing the LLP and LSP strategy in alignment with target operating models creating a competitive environment for logistics suppliers and foster collaboration with strategic partners.

Marcel Mourits
VP Supply Chain Strategy

After receiving his masters in mechanical engineering, Marcel completed a PhD in Supply Chain Network Design. Following that, he worked in the Logistics 3PL business for over a decade, filling roles varying from supply chain engineer to site manager, and from marketing manager to managing director of a transport management center. After that, he served two years as director of supply chain for a large department retail chain, where he initiated the transformation from a silo-oriented logistics organization to an end-to-end supply chain. To widen his scope further, Marcel joined a business consulting firm, where he set up a supply chain consulting unit, working for six years with major accounts in several sectors. End of 2012, Marcel joined the team at AIMMS, to lead developments in the domain of supply chain optimization.

Geerhard de Vries
VP Global Business Consulting
ORTEC Consulting Group

Currently Geerhard de Vries is Principal Consultant with ORTEC. ORTEC is one of the largest providers of advanced planning and optimization software solutions and consulting services. Many of Mr. De Vries’ global clients are recognized leaders in their fields including Shell, BP, Microsoft and DuPont. Mr. De Vries is involved with ORTEC's Social Responsibility Program (‘Optimizing the World') in order to contribute to humanitarian aid organizations by deploying ORTEC's resources, knowledge and expertise to optimize logistical processes. He was board chair of the Supervisory Board at North Star Alliance, and is currently board member of Fleet Forum. He performed many projects for health care organizations (Clinton Foundation, Task Force for Global Health). Geerhard holds an MBA and his research interests are Supply Chain Optimization, Revenue Management and Business Consulting.

Cosmas Hoefnagels
Vice President
CLX Logistics

Cosmas Hoefnagels brings consulting and operational management experience to his role at CLX Logistics Europe. His industry experience includes supply chain design, operational improvement, 3PL/4PL logistics contract management and international project management.

Specifically, Mr. Hoefnagels was directly involved with the design, implementation and operational management of the EMEA logistics configuration for one of the world’s leading high-tech and computer equipment manufacturers. He managed the commercial development and contract management of multiple warehousing and distribution outsourcing deals throughout Europe and USA. Additionally, he oversaw the set-up and operational management of Central European Distribution Centers for various companies in the high tech, automotive and consumer business industries.

Prior to joining CLX Logistics Europe, Mr. Hoefnagels held senior management positions at Intexo (DHL), TNT Logistics, DSV Solutions and Alliance Boots, and served as a consultant and manager at A.T. Kearney.

Ieke le Blanc
Senior Consultant

Ieke graduated cum-laude in Econometrics and Operations Research at Tilburg University, where he also obtained a PhD in Quantitative Logistics. In his time as academic researcher, he focused on the application of quantitative models in supply chain design and planning. His work resulted in several publications in leading scientific journals.

Before joining EyeOn, Ieke worked for TNT Express and Philips in various supply chain improvement roles. He specialized in Lean Six Sigma first as Black Belt and later as Master Black Belt responsible for major improvements program.

Since his employment at EyeOn he has worked for a wide array of companies in the FMCG, High Tech and Process industry. He is well experienced in improving demand planning & forecasting processes and implementing Sales & Operations Planning. Together with Stijn Rutjes, he is leading the ‘Process Industry Business Team’ that is serving customers in the chemical-, feed-, food ingredients- and packaging industry.

Stijn Rutjes
Senior Consultant

Studied Industrial Engineering and Management Science at Eindhoven University of Technology, in the field of Logistic Control Systems. Stijn has broad experience in designing, improving and implementing innovative supply chain planning and control processes at various companies operating in the food, high-tech and process industry. Together with Ieke le Blanc, he is leading the ‘Process Industry Business Team’ that is serving customers in the chemical-, feed-, food ingredients- and packaging industry.

Before joining EyeOn, Stijn worked 7 years for DSM Coating Resins. Within DSM he has been responsible for the implementation of demand planning within the various sales departments, has been European logistics managers and was responsible for the Sales & Operations Planning process for one of the market segments.

Thomas Brakmann
Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas  has 17 years of experience in international logistics and supply chain management solutions for various industries. He has been a member of the executive board of VLS-Group since 2010. Thomas is an expert in the design, implementation & management of international supply chain & logistics solutions for classified and non-classified chemical materials. In addition he also has a vast experience in innovative logistics solutions linking the markets of India, China, North America and Western Europe with Russia and Central Asia and the Near East.

Allan Klinge
Vice President
Klinge Corporation

Allan Klinge joined Klinge Corporation in 2007 to head their Project Management Department. He served as the Program Manager for several longterm projects with various chemical and pharmaceutical companies, as well as numerous military contracts, including the Australian Defense Force, Swedish Defense Force, Danish Defense, and US Military. Allan Klinge now serves as Vice President of Klinge Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer of refrigerated transport containers for industries ranging from chemicals to oil & gas to military. Prior to joining Klinge Corporation, he worked as an analyst and a think tank in Washington, D.C., performing statistical and qualitative reviews of policy reforms.

Xavier Vanrolleghem
Commercial Manager Chemical Cluster
Port of Antwerp

Xavier Vanrolleghem has been working for the Antwerp Port Authority since 2004 where he is responsible for developing the Antwerp Oil and Chemical Cluster, Europe’s largest integrated oil and chemical cluster.Between 2005 and 2012, Xavier has also been a member of the Executive Committee of ECSPP (European Chemical Site Promotion Platform), a European organisation founded to promote Europe as a chemical investment location. ECSPP’s members are the main European chemical sites and organisations that attract inward investment.

Before joining the Antwerp Port Authority, Xavier worked in the industrial services and maintenance where he reorganized the administration of a group active in oil and chemical clusters of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Le Havre. Xavier Vanrolleghem received a master's degree in commercial engineering from the University of Antwerp. He now is also a guest lecturer at Flanders Port Training Centre (APEC), a training centre that transfer of port knowledge from Flanders to the world.

Michel Haenen
Head of Sales & Marketing Western Europe

Michel Haenen is Head of Sales and Marketing for Western Europe
and responsible for global Tender Management within TRANSPOREON. He studied Supply Chain Management at the Erasmus University. Before he joined TRANSPOREON he worked as logistics consultant with the largest engineering company in Europe and with EVO, the Dutch Shipper’s Council. He advises international companies on supply chain management improvements, and he has always been involved in various European projects.

Patrick van Gerven
Senior Business Development Manager

Patrick van Gerven is responsible for Sales & Business Development for TICONTRACT GmbH in the Benelux regions. After finishing his Bachelor in International Marketing Management Patrick has worked in several commercial management functions at national and international logistics providers and joined TICONTRACT 3 years ago.

Francesc Sánchez
General Manager of the Port Authority
ChemMed Tarragona

General Manager of the Port Authority of Tarragona and Treasurer of ChemMed Tarragona, Mr Sánchez is also on the board of Portel Servicios Telemáticos, a leader in the development and implementation of ICT solutions for the maritime shipping and port industries. He is a regular collaborator with universities, teaching on masters degrees and graduate seminars.

Antoine Bertrandy
EMEA Sales Director
Wolters Kluwer Transport Services
Raf Van Aggelpoel
EMEA SC Improvement and Analytics Lead