Team

CEO Tonnis HooghoudtTonnis Hooghoudt – CEO & Co-Founder

Entrepeneur with years of experience in commercial and management areas ranging from multinational to small companies in Chemistry, Electronics and ICT. He has held senior positions in general management, business development, sales, marketing and finance in Europe, UK, USA, and Russia and studied at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands).

Jeroen Bulk - resizedJeroen  Bulk – CFO

Jeroen is CFO at Ioniqa and has held various positions (Finance Director, CFO/COO, General Manager, Country Manager, Auditor) at a number of multi-national companies such as Christies, Crown, Ernst & Young, Energis, Global One). He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (RA) and ISO 9001 Auditor.

Michiel de Groot - resizedMichiel de Groot – COO

Michiel holds a Master degree in Chemical Engineering at Delft University. He held (senior) positions in engineering (Tebodin Consultants and Engineers) and manufacturing (Shell). At Ioniqa he is responsible for the operation of the demonstration plant in Botlek-Rotterdam and the engineering and operation of the scale-up to a commercial installation.

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Dr. Joost Wolters – Research Chemist

Joost obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in 2015. During his Ph.D. he studied the self-assembly of colloidal particles. He now applies his knowledge to investigate and optimize Ioniqa’s Magnetic Smart Materials & Processes for circular recycling.

Luuk Thijs - resizedLuuk Thijs – Research Chemist

Luuk graduated at Fontys University of Applied Sciences after a graduation intenship at the TU/e unit BPS. For his third year internship he worked at Ioniqa and performed studies on the reusability of Ioniqa’s Magnetic fluid and the decolorisation of the process.

Lonneke Slenders - resizedLonneke Slenders – Research Chemist

Lonneke holds a Master degree in Food Technology from Wageningen University. Here she focused on the usage of chemistry to develop innovative products. At Ioniqa she applies her knowledge of organic chemistry and food packaging to improve the recycling process.

 

Sabina Tokarczyk - resizedSabina Tokarczyk – Chemical Analist

Sabina studied analytical chemistry at Summa College Eindhoven. During her study she gained experience at several companies where she worked at quality control laboratories. Sabina wants to expand her knowledge in analytical chemistry. At Ioniqa she is responsible for the Quality Control laboratory.

Miguel Boutelje - resizedMiguel Boutelje – Process Engineer

Miguel holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Technology from the Fontys University of Applied Science.  He has worked in different multinationals and smaller companies, and has a broad experience in Research and Development in the field of nano technology.

Lorenz Blankers - resizedLorenz Blankers – Chemical Lab Assistant

Lorenz studied Allround Laborant at ROC Leijgraaf and completed his graduation internship at Ioniqa. After his degree he started working for Ioniqa in the position of Chemical Lab Assistant. In his role he is responsible for the ordering process and disposal of chemicals. Further he assists on various R&D projects.

Hector Suarez – PDEng Trainee

Hector holds a Master degree in Chemical Engineering at Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela) and is currently in his second year of the Process and Equipment Design PDEng program at TU Delft (The Netherlands). He has worked as project engineer in the design of natural gas processing facilities. At Ioniqa he is working on the optimization and upscaling of the downstream section of the process.

Melinda Krijgsman - resizedMelinda Krijgsman – Office Manager

Melinda graduated in International Business & Languages at the Hogeschool Zuyd. She fulfilled positions in marketing and office management within large international companies as well as smaller organizations.

Leon Tops - resizedLeon Tops – Communications Manager

Leon is a communications professional who has worked in the oil & chemicals industry for many years. He held a variety of jobs within media relations, issues & stakeholder management and crisis communications – in both the national and international arena. His last position was Deputy Vice-President External Relations in Shells ‘BeNeFrux’ team. Leon graduated at the Academy of Journalism, in Tilburg.

Interns

 

Renate Evers

Student of Fontys Hogeschool (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.

Keanu Manders

Student of Avans Hogeschool (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.

Meike Eulderink

Student of Avans Hogeschool (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.

Anouk van der Veen

Student of Summa College (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.

Roel Henselmans

Student of Summa College (The Netherlands) researching at IONIQA in the field of Magnetic Smart Materials and its various applications.