Ronald Bartel – Gimv Director – Chairman of the Board

Ronald Bartel is Partner in the Smart Industries Team at Gimv and Chairman of Europlasma’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Gimv in 2015 Ronald has worked at different companies in the power transmission and materials handling industries. At last he served as Managing Director of Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products in Augsburg and heading Columbus McKinnon’s global business unit for motion technology. Before that he held executive sales positions at Flender and Demag Cranes, here amongst others for five years in Shanghai.
Ronald has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hannover and an Executive MBA from Rutgers, New Jersey.

Edmond Bastijns – Gimv Director

Edmond Bastijns joined Gimv in September 2000 as legal counsel. He became Chief Legal Officer in 2007 and was promoted to Secretary General and Member of the Executive Committee in July 2016. He started his career in 1996 at Linklaters in Brussels. Edmond Bastijns has a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), complemented with several executive courses including the Advanced Management Program at the Chicago Booth School of Business.

Bernd Kullmann – Independent Director

Mr. Bernd Kullmann recently retired as CEO of the well-known outdoor backpack company Deuter.
Mr. Kullmann has been the driving force behind the successful development of the company during the last decade.

For years, Mr. Kullmann has been the vice-president of the European Outdoor Association.  Through his experience, Mr. Kullmann has a deep expertise in the requirements and evolutions of outdoor products used by consumers with an active lifestyle.

Robert De Regge – Independent Director

Robert De Regge is an independent consultant and director for SME’s in different industrial sectors.  He operates as an operating partner for private equity providers in Europe, Asia and North America.
Robert held positions in sales and marketing in Unilever and Bekaert.  As a CEO, he managed successful turnarounds of several international groups of SME companies.  He has an in-depth knowledge of managing industrial operations in Europe, China, India and North America. 
He served as an independent director in amongst others Punch Powertrain NV, the Vitalo group, …
He holds a MSc in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the Ghent University. 
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