Simon has more than 40 years of experience in the technology industry. He is an entrepreneur, and consults companies in business practices and new business development. He acts as a non-executive board member and actively invests in technology oriented companies.
Before starting his own company Simotec, he spent 40 years working for Philips Electronics and the VDL group. He worked in several managerial assignments in the Netherlands, and abroad for Philips in the field of operational excellence and business development.
Over the last 12.5 years he has worked for the Dutch family owned company VDL, first as the CEO of VDL ETG, one of the largest contract manufacturers for the High Tech Capital Equipment industry. Later he became responsible for the expansion of VDL in North America. He was also part VDL Group’s Executive Management Team.