Entrepreneur in Residence HighTech XL @ HighTechXL
Freelance Columnist @ Techwatch
Bachelor’s Degree @
Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
Eddy Allefs is a business oriented manager, with 30 years of industrial experience in different (R&D) domains, such as mechatronics (ASML), power electronics, EMC and audio signal processing in the electronics industry (Philips Data Systems, Philips Semiconductors/NXP, Victron), computer vision (Philips Applied Technologies), semiconductors / System-on-Chip R&D (Philips Semiconductors/NXP), semiconductor equipment R&D (ASML), automotive (DAF Trucks) and
Eddy Allefs is a business oriented manager, with 30 years of industrial experience in different (R&D) domains, such as mechatronics (ASML), power electronics, EMC and audio signal processing in the electronics industry (Philips Data Systems, Philips Semiconductors/NXP, Victron), computer vision (Philips Applied Technologies), semiconductors / System-on-Chip R&D (Philips Semiconductors/NXP), semiconductor equipment R&D (ASML), automotive (DAF Trucks) and reliability engineering (ASML).
Skills and strengths: setting up teams, organizations and partnerships, business sense, project acquisition, outsourcing R&D/manufacturing, analytical and a broad technical expertise.
In my career as a manager (1993-current) I fulfilled following roles (and combinations of them): general manager, interim manager, product team manager, project manager, program manager, resource/competence manager, quality manager, consultant and sr business developer. When in R&D, I have been working closely together with business development, marketing & sales, purchasing, manufacturing and customer support..
I like to work in dynamic and business-oriented environments where people, technology and business come together, with a lot of contacts at various levels, where fast decision making is required, and where there is a need to have a helicopterview over the entire business.
This combination you typically find in small self contained entities which are part of a larger organization, or in startup type of companies.
Specialties: Analytical skills, building structures, setting up and managing multidisciplinary teams, broad technical interest and expertise (electronics HW, SW, mechanics, manufacturing/customer support, outsourcing, purchasing, technical marketing & sales in B2B)
Sr Business Development Manager @ Business Development for Nobleo Technology, an engineering and consultancy company in the field of mechatronics and high tech systems, including mechanics, embedded and manufacturing support.
www.nobleo.nl From April 2015 to Present (7 months) Eindhoven Area, NetherlandsTechnology Mentor Startupbootcamp Hightech XL @ Technology mentor in Startupbootcamp HighTechXL, a high tech accelerator located in Eindhoven.
With a strong partner network with companies such as Philips, NXP, EY, and the High Tech Campus, and the expertise of over 150+ mentors twice a year 10 startups are being accelerated.
http://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/hightechxl-eindhoven.html From October 2013 to Present (2 years 1 month) Eindhoven Area, NetherlandsManager EUV Source Operation @ Line management of a group varying in size between 16 and 32 professionals who take care of system solutions in the area of availability, factory cycle time and system safety, implemented in a technically highly complex product under large market pressure: EUV light source for the next generation of lithography tools.
Availability includes reliability/MTBI and MTTR, which consists of diagnostics, access/repair and recovery From July 2013 to March 2015 (1 year 9 months) ASML headquartersR&D Manager Opto-Mechatronics, Mechatronics Recruitment & Quality @ During my employment at ASML R&D mechatronics I carried out following tasks:
1) Managing a group of R&D Opto-Mechatronics professionals, developing mechatronic systems in the optical path of wafer scanners and EUV light sources. I grew this group from 12 FTE to 36 FTE in 3 years
2) Managing the quality, process improvement and reliability engineering team (4 FTE) of the Mechatronics department as Quality Manager. Involved in Product Generation Process improvements, project & design reviews, design for reliability, as well as various corporate initiatives
3) Hiring/recruitment manager for the Mechatronics R&D department (240 FTE) From October 2008 to June 2013 (4 years 9 months) ASML headquartersManager Computer Vision @ Managing a group of 20 professionals working in the field of computer vision for industrial, robotics/consumer and medical applications. My tasks included line mgt, technology roadmapping, program mgt and supporting B2B sales & marketing.I have led the group through a switch in its customer base, from customers for industrial vision (which had become mature technology) for applications in Philips factories to detect upfront known product features, to new application areas such as robot vacuumcleaners, camera based gesture control and medical. From January 2006 to September 2008 (2 years 9 months) Program manager / resource manager @ At Philips Semiconductors (now NXP) working as program manager and resource competence manager, managing groups working in areas of Digital Signal Processing (including diphone based text-to-speech), EMC and Embedded Processor IP design. As resource manager responsible for line management. As program manager responsible for roadmapping, alignment of roadmap with business units, obtaining budgets to execute the roadmap, manage a portfolio of projects, managing projectleaders. Our products: embedded processor cores, either CPU cores licenced from ARM/MIPS and customized for Philips use (e.g. memories, fab process), or Philips own DSP cores such as REAL, Trimedia and Epics. These cores have been delivered as re-usable IP blocks ready for integration in System-on-a-Chip designs for DECT and GSM phones, mp3 players, car radio and TV. Filed a patent: US 20060074672 A1 titled: Speech synthesis apparatus with personalized speech segments From August 2001 to December 2005 (4 years 5 months) Resource manager/project leader Mechatronics and Manufacturing/Service Engineering @ As projectlader managing a 50 FTE projectteam developing and integrating the wafer handler module (a mechatronic system) for the Twinscan lithography tool, and managing a 10 FTE projectteam developing transport concept, -container and lift/hoisting tools for same product. As resource manager responsible for line management. In both projects I closely worked together with external companies for both R&D as well as manufacturing From July 1997 to July 2001 (4 years 1 month) ASML headquartersInterim/General Manager @ As interim manager responsible for managing this 25 FTE company on a daily basis. Main focus: renewal of entire product portfolio of battery chargers and inverters in a few months (driven by EMC and safety requirements as part of new CE legislation in 1995) , with focus on R&D and manufacturing. Outsourced part of our manufacturing to Czech Republic. Appointed as general manager early 1996. I reported to the founder/owner of the Victron Holding. From May 1995 to June 1997 (2 years 2 months) Almere-HavenProduct Team Manager @ Responsible for Product Life Cycle Management of mid-power (1-10 kVA) Uninterruptable Power Supplies. Included: engineering, quality improvement, cost reduction, EMC/safety compliancy, supplier selection, stock management, ramp up & ramp down of manufacturing, strategic purchasing of critical components. Outsourced manufacturing to EMS companies in the Netherlands and India.
I took care of replacing the Micro UPS family by its successor NetPro within 9 months by introducing project-based R&D and early supplier selection (and combined this with my Master's Thesis for my study Business Andministration at TU Eindhoven) From July 1993 to April 1995 (1 year 10 months) GroningenSenior Automotive Electronics Designer @ Responsible for specification, outsourcing, test and integration of electronic vehicle systems such as instrument panels, central processing units and electronic throttle control for F75/F85/F95 trucks. This included hardware and software. Regarding the oursourcing (in some cases in form of co-development) I mainly worked with German automotive companies. From August 1988 to June 1993 (4 years 11 months) Hardware Development Engineer @ Responsible for specification, outsourcing, test and integration, documentation, production ramp up and support of multiple voltage internal power distribution and backup systems for computer systems. Main elements were switched mode power supplies.
For the entire computer system I took care of obtaining the required safety and EMC certificates for the European and US market, and took care of supporting the production plant in Germany. From August 1984 to July 1988 (4 years)
Masters, Business Administration @ Eindhoven University of Technology From 1985 to 1995 Bachelor's Degree, Analogue electronics @ HTS Arnhem (currently HAN) From 1980 to 1984 High School, Gymnasium B @ Katholiek Gelders Lyceum (KGL) Arnhem From 1974 to 1980 Emmausschool Arnhem From 1968 to 1974 Eddy Allefs is skilled in: mechatronics, People Development, Connecting People, EMC design, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, Technical Recruiting, Student Recruiting, Problem Analysis, Quality Management, Supplier Development, Project Management, Project Portfolio..., Website Development, Entrepreneurship, Hardware, Contract Negotiation, PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Analytical Skills, Embedded Systems, Business Services, Manufacturing, Management, Mechatronics, Electronics, Product Development, R&D, Semiconductors, Engineering, Process Improvement, Start-ups, Six Sigma, Embedded Software, Processors, Testing, Outsourcing, Integration, SoC, FMEA, Product Lifecycle..., Leadership, Digital Signal..., Semiconductor Industry, Innovation Management
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