MANAGEMENT TEAM

Stephen Tierney CEO
Stephen Tierney CEO

“Graduating as a Msc Cognitive Neuropsychologist in 2000, Stephen earned his stripes with the likes of IBM and Honeywell (EMEA), and has a wealth of experience in growing new technologies internationally. Moving to a smaller company, Stephen enjoys the more immediate impact of the decision making process, the speed of changes that are possible, and the hands-on possibilities of a CEO in a fast-paced environment. Having focused his attention to San Diego in 2016, XiltriX now has a contract with UCSD, production and development has been setup in California, and is going full speed ahead at building a success in the heart of Biotech. His experience in multi-nationals, the insights into people as a psychologist, and a wide breadth of international experience (Europe, UK, S-Korea, India), make him the right leader for a fast growing scale-up company.”

Han Weerdesteyn CTO
Han Weerdesteyn CTO

“I have been part of the XiltriX team for more than 15 years. Having been able to combine my scientific background as a molecular Biologist, my IT skills and sales experience have proven very useful in understanding the needs of customers and integrating them into the XiltriX’ requirements. Working to develop XiltriX is a joy and a challenge at the same time. Working with happy customers for more than 15 years gives me a lot of satisfaction.”

Erik van Stek MANAGING DIRECTOR
Erik van Stek MANAGING DIRECTOR

"Managing the successful growth of XiltriX towards a system that sets the standard for monitoring and data-analysis in laboratories throughout the world. This is the goal that I am dedicated to. This means the company keeps investing in software and hardware in order to ensure XiltriX meets the highest industry standards and customer demands. It also means guiding the company and its marketing and sales team into new markets and countries."

Steven Kerr SALES DIRECTOR
Steven Kerr SALES DIRECTOR

“With more than 25 years' experience in International Business Development and Strategy, I now hone my skills to the global strategy and sales of XiltriX, the leading independent, real-time monitoring solution. I collaborate with the most important and influential laboratories and cleanrooms in Europe and the USA consulting on, creating, and implementing their independent monitoring strategies. ”

GLOBAL SALES

Rolf Portier INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER
Rolf Portier INTERNATIONAL SALES MANAGER

As an International Sales Manager for IKS International one of my responsibilities is to improve the organization’s market position and achieve financial growth. I define long-term organizational strategic goals, builds key customer relationships, identify business opportunities, negotiate and close business deals and maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.

Jurgen Verbruggen SR. ACCOUNT MANAGER - NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM
Jurgen Verbruggen SR. ACCOUNT MANAGER - NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM

“Having worked for more than 7 years in the Radboud hospital and more than 10 years in sales, I have a lot of experience to offer our XiltriX customer base with drive and patience. Currently I am responsible for expanding business of XiltriX in the Netherlands and Belgium as well keeping up to date all of the customers of XiltriX. I also assist the sales team in the Netherlands to guide them and help them develop their activities.”

Niels Herraets ACCOUNT MANAGER - NETHERLANDS
Niels Herraets ACCOUNT MANAGER - NETHERLANDS

"As an account manager for IKS International I am building and maintaining customer relationships. I am responsible for identifying new business for XiltriX in the Netherlands and expanding our business in growing markets, like Germany. Every day I do my best to improve our company market position by consulting, creating and implementing the best monitoring solution for our customers."

Dick Baartmans SALES MANAGER - SE ASIA
Dick Baartmans SALES MANAGER - SE ASIA

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

Wybren Vlietstra XILTRIX IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER
Wybren Vlietstra XILTRIX IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER

"Supporting our dealers and partners in sales and engineering; ensuring quality management and control are brought to a higher level in both domestic and international markets."

Willeke Termeer XILTRIX SALES SUPPORT
Willeke Termeer XILTRIX SALES SUPPORT

"I have been an integral part of the International team at IKS since 2014. I manage the creation of proposals as well as order intake. I manage the packing of orders and communicate with our clients to ensure dispatch and shipping are seamless. I also process billing for the department. I have worked in international markets for many years, monitoring import and export, anticipating problems before they happen."

Marianne Heins OFFICE MANAGER
Marianne Heins OFFICE MANAGER

"I have many years of experience in the role as Office Manager for large international companies, most of them in the pharmaceutical and medical device area. Delivering outstanding customer service, I am responsible for all office procedures, and use my organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in the busy IKS International work environment."

Hilde van Lokven TEAM LEADER SALES SUPPORT
Hilde van Lokven TEAM LEADER SALES SUPPORT

"After graduating in 2007 in International Business and Languages, I started my career in International Customer Services. In my present role, I have learned to support both B2C and B2B customers, manage customer relationships and implement a new ERP system. I have been working here for almost ten years and have enjoyed supporting company growth both through Sales Support and Finance."

Saskia Leijtens FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Saskia Leijtens FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

"Having worked for some of the largest international accounting firms, I came to IKS in 2014 to run their Finance & Control department. I manage all client billing as well as internal financials."

Haley Barnhill EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Haley Barnhill EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

"Experienced Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. I provide high-quality administrative and clerical assistance to our CEO. I recently graduated with my MBA and incorporate the knowledge I gained in graduate school to my work."

TECHNICAL TEAM

Gerrit van Leeuwen SENIOR XILTRIX SPECIALIST QA
Gerrit van Leeuwen SENIOR XILTRIX SPECIALIST QA

“With more than 25 years of experience in various organisations supplying to laboratory environments. Focused and dedicated to the job. Creative to find a solution in every situation. Stay calm and don't get frustrated. One thing I've learned in my career; there's a solution for everything.”

Jos Spronk HEAD TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT
Jos Spronk HEAD TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT

“With my training in electronics and experience as a wireless operator, I was the first to build the hardware and software that are the basis of XiltriX today. I am responsible for supporting the existing customer and the XiltriX hardware development. Our long-term and complex customer base throws a lot of challenges at us which I love solving on as daily basis.”

Jeroen van Hoof SERVICE ENGINEER
Jeroen van Hoof SERVICE ENGINEER

Maurice van Lieshout SERVICE ENGINEER
Maurice van Lieshout SERVICE ENGINEER

Niels Blok INTERNAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Niels Blok INTERNAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT