Meet the Plant-e team

We are a dynamic company with a passion for sustainability and innovation. We have over 10 years of experience in developing our technology and products and marketing these products at the same time. The technology comprises various areas of expertise: from biology to electronics. And that is why we have all these expertise in our team. The combination of technology development and sales of projects and products is challenging, but we are perfectly able to combine these diverse tasks. We work with a permanent team of 9 people and are supported by various experts and coaches from our network. In addition, we work with a flexible shell of part-timers for assembling and installing the products and projects. In the research we are always supported by various interns.

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Marjolein Helder / CEO

Enthusiastic, motivated, optimistic and ambitious. If it was necessary, Marjolein would assemble all the products herself. She is direct and stubborn, but listens to others and values opinions and input. It does not matter how big or small a success is, it is always celebrated with everyone.

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Paulien van Straten / CFO

Cheerful, creative, modest and organized. Paulien is the backbone of the team. She ensures that agreements are fulfilled and projects are completed. Without Paulien, all our office plants would have been killed and the Sprout 'n Spark would have never become what it is now.

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Arno van de Kant / CCO

Experienced, wise and enthusiastic. Arno is the company's commercial guide. Microorganisms are his passion, because of the enormous possibilities they offer to help us become more sustainable. Photography and baking are hobbies that are also useful for communication and good working atmosphere at Plant-e.

Eva van Cleef / Head of Sales

With unbridled enthusiasm and curiosity on to the next job. Eva is the latest addition to this professional team that has been working on a high-tech, nature-based solution for a decade. She has a diverse background that is both theoretical and practical in nature. Eva can be reached at + 31-6-58 99 40 41 (please sales related questions only).

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Thomas Wines / Product Engineer

Balanced, sporty and curious. Thomas prefers to make things and devise technical solutions. This in combination with pizza, bicycles and coffee and you make him happy. In the near future he will also delve into keeping the Plant-e plants happy, where his green fingers will come in handy.

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Maria Ribeiro/ Installation and Operations assistant

Cheerful, handy and at home in all markets. This Portuguese recognizes every insect that lives on the vegetation of our systems. Maria takes up every challenge with enthusiasm. You may soon see her in the wild at an installation.

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Daniel Groen / R & D

Wise, quiet, analytical and modest. Daniel thinks carefully and comes up with well-considered ideas and solutions. As a nestor of the team, he patiently takes the time to explain to you (for the umpteenth time) something. His dry humor often comes unexpectedly and is not always understood.

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Pim de Jager / R & D

Smart, practical, driven and curious. Pim can work on scientific research or to do a home-garden-kitchen job. 'Works hard, plays hard' and likes to make fun of his direct colleagues. His last sips of coffee always stay in his mug.

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Hadi Rajaei / Field Experimental Engineer

Accurate, enthusiastic and motivated. Hadi can work on a variety of things, ranging from making tubes in the afternoon to solving tricky research problems. You can always count on Hadi's help if needed.

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Hanna Lubberman / Technical Assistant

Helpful, curious and reliable. Hanna is at home in the world of plants, but is also getting to know electronics more and more. She likes to be busy and solve problems and therefore supports the R&D department with great enthusiasm.

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Maxim Cornelissen / Assistant Researcher

Accurate, dedicated, practical and thoughtful. Maxim is Daniel's right hand during experiments and measurements. In addition, he provides wood for a nice finish of the product. At work you can always count on his pleasant company, provided he is not too busy brewing beer!

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Sharon Polman / Management Assistant

Respectful, sensitive and communicative. Sharon feels the atmosphere in the team well and provides valuable insights about social interactions and work pressure. She is always willing to help but knows where her limits lie. Honesty is her strength.

Annelies Brakshoofden / Management Assistant

Enthusiastic, conscientious, reliable and loyal. Annelies is always there for everyone. Cheerfully and with humor, challenges are taken up and solved. She is a connector who collects all the information and sees every side of a story. She then reorganizes it into a beautiful and well-arranged whole, which everyone can use as much as possible.