Senior Innovation Manager
In 1995 Klaas career took on a phase in the renewable energy sector when he became director of operations for two wind turbine manufacturers in succession. He has managed manufacturing, installation and service of wind turbines all over the globe. After this he became R&D vice president for the rotor blades division of the Asian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon.
In October 2011 Klaas joined the European Institute for Innovation and Technology, becoming CEO of the Benelux co-location of KIC InnoEnergy. This European innovation engine is fully aligned with the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan. Since summer 2017 he is specialized in corporate venturing and scale-ups with industrialization.