Meet the team
The faces behind VIBES
Dennis de Klerk
Co-founder / Business Development
Dennis holds a PhD in Engineering Dynamics. His specialties are TPA, Experimental Dynamic Substructuring, Operational System Identification and Experimental Modal Analysis. Dennis is responsible for business development and our partnership with Müller-BBM. Next to that, he is an Assistent Professor at TU Delft, teaching Experimental Dynamics.
Customer Success Manager
Ron graduated as MSc at the TU Munich. There, he focused on structural dynamics and experimental analysis of dynamical systems. For his thesis project at the BMW Group, he applied knowledge to construct a Virtual Acoustic Prototype using TPA and Dynamic Substructuring techniques.
Customer Success Engineer
Eleonora works as Customer Success Engineer. She has an engineering background, holding a MSc. in Aerospace Engineering from TU Delft and a BSc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy). During her studies, she worked as intern in Daimler AG and Audi AG and she was responsible for composite materials and structures testing.
Unlike most team members Annika does not have a background in Engineering. Instead she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Hotel Management from Stenden University. As our Office Manager, Annika is making sure everything is running smooth behind the scenes of VIBES.
Annalisa holds a MD in International Business Law and another one in Economics with a major in International Marketing. She studied in LIUC University in Italy and has spent some semesters abroad. She takes care of marketing initiatives and campaigns for VIBES, exploring ways to build brand awareness and bringing companies and people closer to VIBES.
Stuart works at VIBES to ensure that our products best meet our customers' needs. He has previously worked in manufacturing and digital strategy.
He holds a bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and an MBA from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Product UX/UI Designer
Nhi is our UX/UI designer, located in Delft. She is responsible for optimizing user experiences and interfaces of our products. She has experiences in user research and visual design for digital products of engineering. Nhi holds a Master of science in Product and Service design from Sapienza University of Rome. Currently, she is pursuing a Master in Sonic Art to support her role at VIBES.
Sr Software engineer R&D
Mahmoud is an experienced .NET developer and works in the development team at VIBES. He holds a MSc. degree in Computer Science from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria and a BSc. degree in Digital Media Engineering major Computer Science from the German University in Cairo, Egypt
Sr Software Engineer R&D
Manuel works in the software development team at VIBES and has experience in the metrology sector and image processing. He holds a BSc in Scientific Programming from the FH Aachen combined with a Mathematical & Computer Science background and a lot of practical experience.
Kaloyan, from the beautiful land of Bulgaria, finished a BSc in ICT & Software Engineering at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven. He worked on various projects, from mobile app development, to brief web development, to back-end architecture design and implementation. Most importantly, his aim is to resolve any problem and have fun doing it!
Michael runs operations at the Munich office. He received his BSc. degree in a dual study program with ZF Friedrichshafen and holds a MSc. degree from TU Munich. Before joining VIBES, Michael did his PhD project on Dynamic Substructuring at the TUM in cooperation with BMW Group.
Senior Project Engineer R&D
Mathias is part of the R&D team in a dual role for project engineering and pre-sales. He graduated as MSc as a civil engineer at TU Munich on experimental modal analysis and holds a PhD on numerical methods in the field of vibro-acoustics. Prior to joining VIBES he was project manager for structure bourn sound insulation and was in a managing position at Obermeyer Group.
Senior Project Engineer R&D
Thanks to his various years of experience and expertise in using, supporting and selling dynamic data measurement systems is going to help VIBES to create solutions for integrating Blocked Force, TPA & CTPA and Dynamic Substructuring into state of the art customer workflows.
Steven finished his Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions PhD programme on experimental joint identification at the TU Munich. He works with the R&D team to translate academia to practical solutions and to keep innovating our method and software, in order to maintain VIBES' position as thoughtleader in the industry.
Jelle joined VIBES after completing his master’s degrees in Systems and Control and Biomechanical Engineering at TU Delft. During his master’s degree he gained experience with optimization and system identification methods. As a research engineer, he now uses this knowledge to develop new technologies and implementing them in our products.
Lidka van der Valk
Lidka holds a Master degree in Leisure from Tilburg University. She works for VIBES on an interim base. During her first assignment she set up the marketing strategy for VIBES and now she works on implementing the strategy and translates it into operational marketing actions.