Job Elders, Chairman

Job Elders is serial entrepreneur focusing on technology companies in growth stage. Job Elders serves as senior VP Strategic Alliances of Xsens, as chairman of the board of Solmates B.V. (NL), Encapson B.V. (NL) and Micronit B.V. (NL), as advisor of Zenzium Inc. (MA, USA), as advisor of 747 Capital Stuyvesant IV fund (NY, USA) and as executive director of Enschede Innovation Fund.

In addition, Elders is board member of Eric Bleumink foundation and the Greenfield foundation.

Previously, he has founded five MEMS companies. He was founder of TMP and served as TMP's Managing Director until its acquisition and served as Vice President and General Manager of Alcatel Optronics Netherlands after Alcatel's acquisition of the operations in 2001. Subsequently Elders was founder and CEO of C2V until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2009. Most recently, Elders joined Xsens Holding B.V. and served as director until its acquisition by Fairchild Semiconductor Limited.

Job Elders was founder and board member of the MANCEF foundation as well as founder of the Point One foundation and member of its board until 2010. He is the author of more than 80 technical and business publications as well as patents and has chaired and spoken at several MEMS events. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam.

Paul van Attekum

Executive Vice President Strategic Supply Management, ASML

Paul van Attekum joined ASML April 1991 as Product Line Manager of the PAS 2500/5000 platform. After positions in Marketing, Program- and Account Support Management, he was appointed to Vice President Product Marketing in April 1998 and later to Senior Vice President overseeing ASML’s different product lines.

In 2004, he was appointed to Senior Vice President Strategic Business Development and Business Unit Manager Incubator Products.

Prior to joining ASML, Paul van Attekum worked for Philips, first in the Philips Research Laboratories and later in project- and manufacturing/development management and marketing within the Semiconductor Division.

Van Attekum received a MSc and PhD in Physics / Chemistry from the Radboud University in Nijmegen. After receiving his PhD, he worked as a Fullbright Hays Post Doc at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill.

Professor Rob Santilli

CEO, Applied Microengineering Ltd (AML)

Professor Santilli is the founder and Chief executive Office of Applied Microengineering Ltd, a company established in 1992, specifically formed to commercially exploit micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). AML specialises in Wafer Bonding providing equipment & services. Rob is also visiting Professor at Imperial college, London

He has a wide industrial experience in the chemical industry (B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry) with Johnson Matthey, and in Automotive engineering with Aston Martin and the TRRL research laboratory, after a M.Sc. at Cranfield in Automotive & Aeronautical engineering. He then moved to a commercial role in Marketing  with Fulmer Research during which he obtained a Diploma in Marketing and was involved in a team developing Nano tipped field emitters & silicon capacitive pressure sensors. It was here that Rob foresaw the commercial potential of micro-nanotechnology and co-founded AML in 1992.

Rob is on the Industrial advisory board of Heriott Watt University. He has been an expert advisor to the European Commission and UK Government, on the Industrial Advisory board of the IEE Professional Network for Nanotechnology, on the Industrial advisory board of the UK’s KTN for Nanotechnology and Industrial board member, of the ‘MEAD’ MOD MEMS consortium. Rob was also the Founder and Chairman of “MUST”, a UK group of SME’s  involved in exploiting MNT.

Rob has evangelized about the commercial exploitation of MEMS in the UK for nearly the last 25 years.
Rob owns a Vineyard in Oxfordshire and has a passion for fast cars with a stint as a racing driver (competing against Ayrton Senna) in his younger days.

Nard Sintenie

Mr. Nard Sintenie fulfilled several executive management positions at Philips, NXP and other (international) co-operations in the Netherlands, USA and Asia. In these roles, common themes were turn-around and fast growth in developing markets. Nard has been frequently involved in Merger and Acquisition activities In 2008, Nard has taken his M&A and industry experience to the world of hightech start-ups.

He acted both as CEO for several companies, leading them through strategic change, as well as investor in promising high-tech companies in need of funding and industry advise. Nard holds a board position at several high-tech companies.



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