Peter has 30+ years’ experience in project management and 20+ years’ as people manager. He is originally from The Netherlands, and has studied Mechanical Engineering, specialized in Plastic Processing and Polymer Chemistry.
Started his career in the Netherlands at DSM Research in polymer compounding and application development. Then 5 years in Automotive, as senior project lead for the development of the cockpit of the Mitsubishi Colt.
At Dorel Juvenile, better known as the OEM for Maxi Cosi child restraint systems, Peter was combined project lead and engineering team manager in product development for child safety seats and strollers. At the same company he then became Innovation Manager, introducing new technologies and business models.
His latest job was in the medical device industry, for which he moved to Switzerland in 2016. Peter had setup a team for new development for Invacare International in Witterswil, with many award winning product launches. Since November 2022 Peter is looking for new challenges since Invacare decided to stop R&D activities in Switzerland.
Peter’s field of expertise is in Material Technology, especially polymer application development, plastic tooling, injection moulding, composites, aluminum extrusion and -hydroforming.
Peter has used the free time to get his certification as PMP and, something completely different, he did a 2-week course in Austria to become a certified beer sommelier. Beer brewing is his passion, and he is working on writing a book about beer in Switzerland. Further Peter likes to travel and to read.
He lives in the beautiful city of Rheinfelden with his wife and two children.
Peter has joined the Swiss PMI-chapter, to increase his network, to learn from each other, and perhaps can offer his experience to others!
You can learn more about Peter by visiting his LinkedIn profile