René studied electrical engineering. In 1968 he started his career in the glass industry in 1969 as an employee of Vereenigde Glasfabrieken. During his early years, he built his broad knowledge and experience in design and development of electronic quality equipment for container glass manufacturing and was involved in the implementation of their first-generation PLC and DCS systems, as well as electronic timing systems for IS-machines. The company became part of BSN and later part of O-I
12 Years ago, he left O-I and joined the Eurotherm by Schneider Electric group where he is responsible for the technical and commercial glass business development. Based on the Eurotherm and Schneider-Electric portfolio and together with his global glass business team he works on the development of innovative, pragmatic and competitive glass manufacturing process and power control systems.