Marcel wubbolts - chief technology officer at carbion

In the years that I worked with Leo, I got to know him as a collaborator pur sang, an excellent shaper of partnerships. In – frequently complex – projects where we worked together, he has shown remarkable skills in bringing together people with diverse backgrounds and different stakes, aligning and energizing them towards a mutually beneficial result. The innovation partnership with Giant-Alpecin required alignment of different businesses and different disciplines inside DSM as well as forging good working relationships with the professional cycling team and their other partners. Leo brought everyone together and made sure that results were there in time and with great outcome. I recommend Leo without any hesitation!

william F. - co-founder & CEO at S4 Medical

In the several years I worked with Leo, I found him to be an inspirational leader who provided an excellent balance of autonomy and guidance, offering helpful feedback that allowed me to become better at my job. He fostered my professional development, letting me grow into my position and nurturing my progress. Internally he is a strategic thinker who brought great energy and ideas to the organization. Externally, Leo exhibited both enthusiasm and realism, developed rapport and respect from every customer, and was able to execute critical deals. I consider him one of my mentors, and I know his positive influence will remain with me.


Steve hartig - vice president technology development at icm inc

Leo is a creative and innovative Business Manager with particularstrengths in new and embryonic business areas. He is easy to workwith and brings lots of energy and excitement to his job. He hasparticular strengths in Performance Materials and the MedicalDevice industry.


frank schaap - director business development & marketing at chemelot 2025 team

Without doubt Leo is the founder of the biomedical business based on Dyneema. He developed succesfully the biomedical Dyneema segment from scratch. Based on a thorough understanding of the value chain, Leo was able to develop a unique business model which provides healthy margins. The Dyneema biomedical segment was the basis for DSM’s emerging business area Biomedical.

oscar goddijn - vice president | stevia & sugar reduction products at DSM

Leo has worked in our Advanced Surfaces group on several strategic business development topics, a.o. evaluating anti-reflective / functional coatings for applications in the Display / Mobile phone market. Very creative in his approach combined with a strong drive in the market!! Ample experience in new business development.


jon moseley - senior director of applied research at wright medical technology

Leo is one of the most competent business development managers that I have ever worked with. In addition to his business skills, he is very knowledgable in polymer technology, including processing, properties, and applications. He is also a very honest and forthright person who seems to truly work toward a business relationship that is mutually beneficial for both parties. I recommend him without any hesitation.