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.

Senior consultant 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. Hans Couvée

Background: Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology (1991). Previous work experience in a wide pallet of research and design projects for developing new products. Part-time lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the field of industrial product development.

Senior research engineer at VHK.
Responsible for several projects in the field of Ecodesign and Energy-labelling, focus on supporting development of standards for measuring performance.
Fluent in Dutch, English. Active and passive knowledge of German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 764
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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 animation, software/user interaction design and website development. Other activities include graphic and multimedia presentation design.
Fluent in English and Dutch, passive knowledge of German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 771
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ir. Sanne Aarts
Background: Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, with a specialisation in medical design applications. Experience in sustainability and BoP projects.
Junior research engineer at VHK
Involved in research projects on ecodesign regulations and impact accounting.
Fluent in Dutch and English; passive knowledge of French and German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 766
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Nicole Koot
Office manager at VHK, responsible for overall office management, projects & contracts administration, human resources and public relations.
Fluent in Dutch and English; active and passive knowledge of French and Spanish, passive knowledge of German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 775
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Jacqueline Been
Overall assistance in office management.
Fluent in Dutch and English; active and passive knowledge of French and German.
telephone: +31 15 2755 778
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Administration

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

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