About VHK
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VHK

Ir. Rob van Holsteijn
Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Co-founder/director of VHK.
Over 18 years experience as a consultant in the Central Heating boiler, water heater, ventilation and radiator business for Nefit/Fasto (NL), Buderus (D), Caradon (UK). Technical consultant for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Energy policy consultant for Gas Appliances and Micro-cogeneration (fuel cells for stationary and mobile applications). Currently involved in micro CHP study for British Gas, SAVE studies for energy labeling of Central Heating Systems and Water Heaters, as well as studies on Future Energy Concepts for Novem. Fluent in English, Dutch; active and passive knowledge of French and German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 760
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Ir. René Kemna
Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Co-founder/director of VHK.
International experience in design and engineering of whitegoods, lighting and (office) furniture industry (Italy, Germany, Netherlands). Teaching experience at the DUT and Design Academy in Eindhoven. Responsible for consultancy on energy efficiency policy and Ecodesign of electric domestic appliances and lighting. Involved in EU and IEA projects regarding energy policy support for refrigerators, washing machines, CH Pumps, water heaters and ovens. In 2001-2002 he had a mandate to represent the Netherlands as a permanent technical expert in the EU's Energy Labeling Regulatory Committee (ELRC). Fluent in English, German, Italian, Dutch; active and passive knowledge of French.
CV-overview of René Kemna [PDF]
telephone: +32 2 345 9275
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Ir. Martijn van Elburg
Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Research director at VHK.
Previous work experience includes topics such as ecodesign, sustainable building, pollution prevention, product oriented environmental management (POEM) and eco-labeling (European Commission - DG ENV).
At VHK responsible as a senior consultant for research on sustainable buildings, eco-efficient consumer durables and product-service systems. Networks in Ecodesign (secretary of O2 Netherlands, network for sustainable design). Fluent in English and Dutch; passive knowledge of French and German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 772
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Dr. ir. Leo Wierda
Background: Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology.
Ph.D. on "Cost-estimation tools for designers" at Industrial Design Engineering of the same university. Senior research engineer at VHK.
Previous work experience in Italy on design and analysis of structures for the aerospace sector; thermal analysis; concentrated photovoltaics (HCPV); modelling of complex structural, thermal, optical and electrical systems.
Fluent in Dutch, English, Italian. Knowledge of French and German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 755
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Ir. Ing. Roy van den Boorn
Background: Applied Physics at the Hogeschool Zuyd in Heerlen and Technical innovations sciences with specialisation in Sustainable energy at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Research engineer at VHK.
Involved in design engineering and international research projects. International experience in research projects in Finland and Estonia. Fluent in English and Dutch; passive knowledge of French and German.
telephone: +32 2 345 9275
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Ir. William Li
Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Design engineer and graphic designer at VHK.
Activities include product concept design, development and engineering, 3D CAD, CFD, 3D modeling and animation, software/user interaction design. Responsible for 2D/3D visual design and presentations. Other projects include multimedia presentation design and website development. Fluent in English and Dutch, passive knowledge of German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 771
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Nicole Koot
Office manager at VHK, responsible for office management, administration, communications, human resources and public relations.
Fluent in Dutch and English; active knowledge of French and Spanish, passive knowledge of German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 775
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Administration

For our financial administration, important especially for contracts with government organisations, we work with external certified accountants 'B&L Accountants' in Delft who can supply a detailed insight in our financial affairs if required by contract.

 

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