The NIZO team

In our team of highly-qualified scientists, experts, operators and business development managers we are continuously looking for new ways of improving and developing our customers’ products and processes.

We see opportunities in every challenge, working closely together with our customers, and continuously try to improve our collaboration. Our passion is accelerating innovations together with our customers, applying our combined expertise in bacteria, proteins and processing.

Our team respects and trusts his colleagues and by giving and receiving feedback we improve our way of working together. It helps us to deliver what we promise. We understand the markets in which we operate and know what our unique value is, and we will convert these into successful opportunities for NIZO and our customers. We share our expertise with each other, thereby enabling others to be successful too.

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Division managers

René Floris

Division Manager Flavour & Texture

René Floris

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Jurgen Snelders

Division Manager Processing/Processing Centre

Jurgen Snelders

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Melle van Schaik

Division Manager Health

Melle van Schaik

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Business Development Manager

Nils Hijlkema

Personal Care & Pharma

Nils Hijlkema

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Stacy Pyett

Dairy & Cultures

Stacy Pyett

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Ioana Iorga

Personal Care & Pharma

Ioana Iorga

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Martine van der Mast-Ritsema

Infant & Clinical

Martine van der Mast-Ritsema

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Teroeska Boterkooper

Infant & Clinical

Teroeska Boterkooper

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José Escher

Food, Beverage & Ingredients

José Escher

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Erik van Zandbergen

Clinical Research

Erik van Zandbergen

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Ben van der Deen

Food, Beverage & Ingredients

Ben van der Deen

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Meet our expertise group leaders

Peter de Kok

Expertise Group Leader Flavour & Texture

Peter de Kok

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Fred van de Velde

Expertise Group Leader Protein Functionality

Fred van de Velde

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Alwine Kardinaal

Expertise Group Leader Nutrition & Health

Alwine Kardinaal

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Herwig Bachmann

Expertise Group Leader Fermentation

Herwig Bachmann

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Michiel Wels

Expertise Group Leader Microbiomics

Michiel Wels

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Maykel Verschueren

Expertise Group Leader Processing

Maykel Verschueren

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Wim Engels

Expertise Group Leader Dairy Technology

Wim Engels

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General Staff

Daphne Koeman

Online Marketing & Communication

Daphne Koeman

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