• Summary

    Embedded Systems R&D Process Manager with strong technical background in audio signal processing.

  • Experience

    Elektra Amplifiers Europe

    Owner and Lead Engineer Nov 2012 - Present

    Revive iconic amp designs and unlock them to the discerning guitarists to save the unique tone from extinction

    AM Systems Center

    Program Manager Structural Electronics Aug 2017 - present

    Program Manager and business developer for the 3D printed electronics R&D group at TNO.

    TMC

    Senior Consultant Electronics Mar 2017 - present

    Employeneur

    Dialog Semiconductor

    Embedded DSP Team Leader & Principal Software Systems Engineer Nov 2011 - July 2016

    Leading group of 6 audio DSP R&D engineers.

    The team develops, integrates, tunes and supports embedded audio platforms for VoIP, DECT, Bluetooth and other telecommunications applications.

    Main subjects are Echo Cancellation, Voice Codecs, Audio Application Framework, Line Signalling.

    SiTel Semiconductor B.V.

    Senior Software Systems Engineer Jul 2004 - Feb 2011

    Continuation of previous engagement after company spun out of NSC to become SiTel Semiconductor.
    DSP software and hardware development;
    - Architecture research
    - Hardware / Software partitioning
    - Training and managing junior engineers.
    - Developing new DSP core and DSP algorithms with the Target Technologies DSP environment.
    - Developing DSP simulation environment with C/ASM code generator.
    - DSP related on-site customer support in Europe and Asia.

    National Semiconductor

    Software Systems Engineer May 2001 - Jun 2004

    - DSP software development in C, matlab and assembler:
    - developed DSP simulation environment in Simulink with C- / ASM code generator.
    - developed new DSP algorithms for telecom applications (polyphonic ringtone generator, CallerID and fixed line SMS, acoustic echo cancellation)
    - System architecture development.
    - DSP related on-site customer support in Europe and Asia.

    National Semiconductor

    Embedded Software Engineer Nov 1998 - Apr 2001

    Developing DECT PHL / MAC layer protocol software and RF Radio control
    Developing peripheral drivers

  • WHAT I BELIEVE IN

    Change comes from within.

  • Skills

    People Management

    Team Leader for R&D group of 6 engineers (PhD, MSc, BSc) at 3 different locations across Europe

    Planning, Tracking, Coaching, PDPs, Appraisals

    Project Mgmt & SW Architect

    Acoustic Echo Cancelling Algorithm R&D

    DSP Algorithm Development, Porting and Audio Driver Frameworks

    DSP Audio Toolchain - Simulation, Code Generation and Tuning Tools

    Voice Enhancement Specialisms

    Holding several patents in handling non-linear echo paths, noise cancellation and artificial bandwidth extension.

    Simulink, Matlab

    DSP Programming Blockset & code generator.
    Prototyping algorithms
    Data analysis
     

    Programming languages

    IAR Embedded C workbench
    Target Retargettable DSP C Compiler
    Microsoft Visual Studio C, C++, Visual Basic

    Development Tools

    Jira

    Microsoft Office, Microsoft Sharepoint

    LT Spice, RDWorks, Adobe Lightroom, TrakAxPC

    Languages

    Dutch (native), English

    Verbal skills in German, French.

    Minor verbal skills in Danish, Japanese.

    Hobbies & Interests

    Jazz Guitarist in Bigband 's-Hot, 's-Hertogenbosch

    Classic Car maintaince

    Wild Mushroom collection

  • Education

    SCRUM Foundations

    SCRUM, LEAN / Agile, Kanban foundations training Xebia 2014 - 2014

    Understanding and working with the basic principles of SCRUM / Kanban. Used as kick-off for internal development of an Audio Tuning Tool following the guidelines of the SCRUM / Kanban process.

    People Management Program

    Dialog Semiconductor Internal People Management Training Program 2012 - 2013

    Dialog Semiconductor internal training programme for people managers.

    IWAENC 2012 Aachen

    Workshop for Audio Enhancement andNoise Control 2012 - 2012

    The world's leading workshop on anything related to voice processing and intelligibility improvements.

    KLIPPEL Seminar, Dresden

    Speaker behaviour modelling and Acoustics 2012 - 2012

    3-day seminar on understanding the physical behavior of speakers. Focus on modelling, analysis and measurement of non linear behaviour of acoustic transducers.

    130th AES Convention

    sound and acoustics engineering 2011 - 2011

    Audio Engineering Society convention, London 2011.

    Schouten & Nelissen

    Project Management 2009 - 2009

    3 x 2 day Project Management training.

    IWAENC 2008, Seattle

    Attended, International Workshop for Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Noise Control 2008 - 2008

    The world's leading workshop on anything related to voice processing and intelligibility improvements.

    Zuidema - Inzicht in invloed

    Positive Power and Influence Training, Completed 2008 - 2008

    2 x 3 day communications workshop.

    IWAENC 2006, Paris

    International Workshop for Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Noise Control, Attended 2006 - 2006

    The world's leading workshop on anything related to voice processing and intelligibility improvements.

    IWAENC 2005, Eindhoven

    International Workshop for Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Noise Control, Attended 2005 - 2005

    The world's leading workshop on anything related to voice processing and intelligibility improvements.

    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

    electrical engineering 2002 - 2004

    Various courses from the part-time master programme to augment working knowledge.

    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

    Embedded Systems Architecting (ESA) course at EESI Institute 2000 - 2001

    Embedded Systems Architecting course spanning 40 weeks.

     

    Addressing technical aspects, social aspects, project management and stakeholders in the context of embedded systems engineering.

    Saxion Hogescholen

    Electrical engineering, Bsc 

    Specializations High Frequency Theory and Digital Signal Processing

    Graduation thesis on RF behaviour modelling & simulation of 6 layer PCBs.
    Internship development Midi Control servo control unit.

    Universiteit Twente

    electrical engineering 1992 - 1995

    Montessori Lyceum Herman Jordan, Zeist

    Atheneum 1986 - 1992

    Grade School, graduated in 

    • Dutch
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • History
    • Music

     

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