René studied electrical engineering and has been with the Schneider Electric group for 8 years.
He started his career in the paper industry as a technical assistant, before switching to the glass industry 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.
René produced several model based predictive control (MPC) projects, as well as being involved in object oriented engineering method developments. He became responsible for process control inside the BSN group and finally was responsible for the European plant process control and forming electronics inside the Owens-Illinois group.
Today René is Eurotherm by Schneider Electric’s Business Leader Global Glass, focusing on process and power control solutions, energy management and MPC for end-users, OEM’s and solution providers.
His motto is: “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older”. Be conservative during the campaign but be extremely innovative during builds and re-builds.