Valentijn's focus areas include organizational change and effectiveness,
business process improvement, value-based performance management, governance,
project management, knowledge management, operations management, asset
management, innovation and engineering, and manufacturing IT. His technology focus is on manufacturing operations management, performance management, supply chain management, and the role of the knowledge worker in manufacturing.
has extensive experience in best management practices in process
industries, including chemical, polymer, metals, energy, food, pharmaceutical,
and petroleum manufacturing. His experience includes knowledge of unit
processes, simulation, and modeling, and business practices utilizing
application software designed for manufacturing operations.
the focal point for ARC's Benchmarking Consortium in Europe.
acts as independent expert-evaluator of research projects for the European
Commission in the Information and Communication domains.
Valentijn has a
PhD in technical sciences from Delft University of Technology (NL) in
cooperation with Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris and IFP and also
has a Masters in Chemistry from Utrecht State University, The Netherlands.