DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Ad is Director of Engineering at Modern Electron and is leading team THOR (i.e. Full Device Engineering) to build thermionic converter vacuum packages. Looking ahead, this will also entail building the system around the heat engine core, and then bringing the system out into the world as a product.
Ad brings more than 25 years of industrial technology experience with companies specializing in the design and application of combustion equipment. Prior to joining Modern Electron, Ad served as SVP of Operations and Product Engineering at Alphabet Energy. He also served as Director of Product Development at Honeywell/Eclipse, one of the world’s largest suppliers of industrial combustion equipment and services, Manager of Process and Combustion Engineering at Aalborg Industries (currently CMI-EPTI), and as Corporate Burner Manager at Cleaver-Brooks.
Ad holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and podcasts, running and going on long walks. He also like to read fiction and non-fiction and brewing/enjoying good coffee.