Who are the faces behind VIBES?

Maarten van der Kooij
Maarten van der Kooij
Chief Executive Officer

Maarten is responsible for the general management at VIBES. Prior to co-founding VIBES, Maarten worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company and founded an app development company. Maarten holds a mechanical engineering MSc degree from the TU Delft.

Maarten van der Seijs
Maarten van der Seijs
Technology

Maarten holds a PhD degree from the TU Delft on dynamic substructuring and as such is responsible for the technology within VIBES. Maarten co-founded VIBES when he came back to Delft from BMW in Munich, where he did his PhD research.

Eric Pasma
Eric Pasma
Business Development

Eric runs all commercial activities of VIBES. Prior to co-founding VIBES Eric worked as a control engineer at Ampelmann. Eric holds a mechanical engineering MSc degree from the TU Delft and co-authored several papers in the domain of experimental modeling.

Julie Harvie
Julie Harvie
Project Manager R&D

Julie has extensive experience in structural dynamics. She holds a MSc. degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, spent 5 years at the Sandia National Laboratories in the USA working as a mechanical environments engineer and is Advisory Board Member to the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC)

Mahmoud Sharawi
Mahmoud Sharawi
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

Sander Pronk
Sander Pronk
Sr Software Engineer R&D

Sander has a senior role in the software development team. Prior to joining VIBES Sander worked for Baker Hughes and TNO. Sander holds a master degree in Technische Informatica from TU Delft.

Arash Khatami
Arash Khatami
Senior Software Engineer R&D

Arash works in the software development team. He holds a Master of Science degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Amsterdam and has worked as a software engineer for most of his career with a specialization in 2D/3D graphics and
low-level programming.

Steven Klaassen
Steven Klaassen

R&D Engineer

Steven just finished his Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions PhD programme on experimental joint identification at the TU Munich. He will work 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.

 

 

Annika Kwint
Annika Kwint
Office Manager

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. As our Office Manager, Annika is making sure everything is running smooth behind the scenes of VIBES.

Michael Häußler
Michael Häußler
Head of Munich Office & Project Engineer

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.

Tom Müller
Tom Müller
Project engineer R&D

As a project engineer Tom solves complex problems for our broad range of customers, with a special background in airborne sound characterization. During his studies, Tom worked on a challenging NVH project analyzing both the airborne and structure-borne transfer paths of an electric climate compressor.

Ron Reichart
Ron Reichart
Project Engineer R&D Trainee

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.

Dennis de Klerk
Dennis de Klerk
Advisor

Dennis has over 15 years of experience in the field of experimental modeling and acts as an advisor to the VIBES team. Dennis holds a PhD degree from the TU Delft where he did a lot of research on experimental modeling, transfer path analysis and other relevant topics.

Jelle Boelens
Jelle Boelens
Jelle works on the development of the VIBES Toolbox for MATLAB. Besides working at VIBES parttime, he is also completing his Master degree in Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology.
Lidka van der Valk
Lidka van der Valk
Marketing Manager (interim)

Lidka holds a master degree in Leisure Studies from the University of Tilburg and has specialized in the field of marketing (strategic & operational). She works on interim basis at VIBES.