Key changes at glass melting consultancy

Key changes at glass melting consultancy

Leading Netherlands-based glass melting expert consultant CelSian has announced a series of key personnel changes.

Adriaan Lankhorst, one of the organisation’s leading simulation experts retired in October 2020 and after a career of more than 33 years in the glass industry starting at TNO’s Glass Group, Anne-Jans Faber leaves CelSian in January 2021. He will continue to be available as a glass consultant to CelSian and also his work as lecturer at RWTH will be prolonged. Oscar Verheijen takes over as Chairman of GlassTrend.

CelSian’s modelling team has been strengthened by the arrival of Ankith John Santosh and Dmitry Goryntsev. Ankith John Santosh graduated as an aerospace engineer from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, with a focus on various numerical assessments based on computational fluid dynamics.

Dmitry Goryntsev is an experienced modeller and programmer, who has joined CelSian from the automotive industry with multiple years of experience in combustion simulation. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.

René Meuleman will join CelSian in March 2021 as Business Development (and Customer Support) Director. Mr Meuleman has more than 40 years’ experience in the glass industry, starting at Vereenigde Glasfabrieken, BSN, later O-I and most recently as business leader global glass at Eurotherm by Schneider-Electric.

Following the first integrated advanced control system installations, René Meuleman will further roll out the advanced control strategy specifically based on CFD models, the entire CelSian glass comprehensive skillset, as well as the available and future CelSian product portfolio for glass manufacturers worldwide and strengthen commercial operations at the Eindhoven-based organisation.

“There are exciting, challenging and prosperous times ahead for the entire global glass industry” commented Harmen Kielstra, Managing Director at CelSian. “With the specialised capabilities of the CelSian team, services and products, now together with René and the new modellers, CelSian will keep supporting the glass industry to secure their social license to operate for future decades.”


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