The Team

Jan Van Acquoij

General Manager and Director

Jan holds an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Utrecht and a Chemical Engineering degree from Technical University, Eindhoven. Of course, Jan is an expert in his field having worked in varied roles from design, development, research & applications, and helping companies scale innovations. Besides, he believes that we have only one earth and has a great interest in technical developments that have a positive impact on environmental issues and nature conservation. A walking encyclopedia if you want to know anything about garden plants and trees! Reach out to him for all your sustainable energy needs!

IR. Thijs Veerman

Business Development

Thijs holds an M.Sc. degree in Chemical Technology from Technical University, Delft. Early on in his career, Thijs worked in the Life Sciences industry as a biochemical engineer, project leader and manager at Gist Brocades (now DSM), EuroCetus (now Novartis). Thijs also holds the credit for forming the Netherlands Vaccine Institute, at that time the government-owned vaccine research, development and manufacturing organization. He went on to become its General Director. Later he became the CEO for Star-MDC and was also the interim CEO for Intravacc, before embarking on the entrepreneurial journey with Progress EXS and now Pluss Advanced Technologies.

IR. THIJS VEERMAN

Business Development

Thijs holds an M.Sc. degree in Chemical Technology from Technical University, Delft. Early on in his career, Thijs worked in the Life Sciences industry as a biochemical engineer, project leader and manager at Gist Brocades (now DSM), EuroCetus (now Novartis). Thijs also holds the credit for forming the Netherlands Vaccine Institute, at that time the government owned vaccine research, development and manufacturing organization. He went on to become its General Director. Later he became the CEO for Star-MDC and was also the interim CEO for Intravacc, before embarking on the entrepreneurial journey with Progress EXS and now Pluss Advanced Technologies.

Gabor Mucsanyi

Operations Manager

Gabor holds a B.A. degree in economics from the College of Economics and Commerce, Szolnok and has a rich experience in overseas multimodal shipping, warehouse process optimization and retail-chain management. He’s also a passionate cook, a music-production enthusiast and a skeptic until proven true. He believes that to help our beloved Earth, it’s our responsibility as individuals to ‘Reduce and Reuse’ as much as we can. His pursuit is to help the industry save on energy and resources by applying advanced methods and technologies.

Fleur Prins

Marketing Manager

Fleur holds an M.Sc. degree in Marketing from Erasmus University Rotterdam. After obtaining her degree she started working as a strategy consultant. There she has worked for serval corporates such as Nationale Nederlanden, Pon Holding and DELA. Fleur can be described best by the following three words: enthusiastic, always on the go and solution-oriented. She likes to work at organizations where the technical aspect of the product or service needs to be translated into the needs and wishes of the customer. Next to her role as marketing manager, she is a teacher at the Erasmus University. Here she is a thesis supervisor for bachelor students and responsible for the course Marketing Strategy in the Healthcare Industry for Master students of the Master marketing.

Fleur Prins

Marketing Manager

Fleur holds an M.Sc. degree in Marketing from Erasmus University Rotterdam. After obtaining her degree she started working as a strategy consultant. There she has worked for serval corporates such as Nationale Nederlanden, Pon Holding and DELA. Fleur can be described best by the following three words: enthusiastic, always on the go and solution-oriented. She likes to work at organizations where the technical aspect of the product or service needs to be translated into the needs and wishes of the customer.

Next to her role as marketing manager, she is a teacher at the Erasmus University. Here she is a thesis supervisor for bachelor students and responsible for the course Marketing Strategy in the Healthcare Industry for Master students of the Master marketing.

Eddy Borst

Sales manager

Eddy holds a B.A. degree in Sales and Management and has a broad experience in concept selling and onboarding projects with several bioproduction companies.

Eddy has knowledge of leading sales teams to meet their goals and targets, working together to mutual goals is what I like best.

In his spare time, Eddy likes gardening, playing badminton and singing in several choirs.

Joris de Luij

Chief Commercial Officer

Joris has a bachelor's degree of Business Administration in Hotel Management from the International Hotel School in the Hague. From there he has been active in international business with sports retail, smart urban mobility and tourism. With a focus on Europe as a start, he has been actively pioneering and setting up long-term business relationships in Africa, the Middle East and South America. Now at Pluss Advanced Technologies, he wants to spread sustainable solutions to make the world a greener place. For this, he will be looking for new partners and intensify relations with current business partners who share the same goal. When not behind his laptop, on the phone or traveling the globe for work, you can find Joris in the garden growing his own veggies, on the water windsurfing or in the woods mountain biking. By the way, should you host a dance classics party, you can always invite him to spin some records.

Sonal Adlakha

Business development and sales United Kingdom

Sonal is a Civil Engineer from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, and a Postgraduate in Advanced Construction Management from NICMAR, Pune. She is a certified Empowered Entrepreneurship trainer from Johns Hopkins University (SEE Change Initiative).

Sonal has managed building construction, renewable energy, and interior fit-outs projects. In the renewable energy space, her focus was on providing energy access to the rural population and facilitating social impact. She has worked in different domains across strategy, business development, operations, mentoring & training, and project management.

She brings with her a cross sectoral experience held together by one underlying factor which is 'sustainable development'. In addition to her role at Pluss she is a mother of two beautiful girls and a practicing consultant in the area of Energy Access. She loves to paint, and she makes some mouth-watering Indian food.

Joris

Chief Commercial Officer

Joris has a bachelor's degree of Business Administration in Hotel Management from the International Hotel school in the Hague. From there he has been active in international business with sports retail, smart urban mobility and tourism. With a focus on Europe as a start, he has been actively pioneering and setting up long term business relationships in Africa, the Middle East and South America.
Now at Pluss Advanced Technologies he wants to spread sustainable solutions to make the world a greener place. For this he will be looking for new partners and intensify relations with current business partners who share the same goal.
When not behind his laptop, on the phone or traveling the globe for work, you can find Joris in the garden growing his own veggies, on the water windsurfing or in the woods mountain biking. By the way, should you host a dance classics party, you can always invite him to spin some records.

Why a European subsidiary of Pluss Advanced Technologies, India?

Applications with Phase Change Materials (PCM) have distinct advantages in diverse climates. Countries in Europe have different government stimuli, so it is essential that you are served best locally. We are actively pursuing partnerships with companies to optimize the use of PCM in their applications. In addition to our own expertise we are strongly backed by the experts at Pluss Advanced Technologies in India. Stocks are locally warehoused and can be promptly made available as per the customer’s needs

About Pluss Advanced Technologies

PLUSS® is a materials research and manufacturing company involved in the field of Speciality Polymeric Additives for enhancing polymer properties and Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for thermal energy storage. Research and Innovation has been the cornerstone of the company since its inception and is at the very core of its' DNA. The organization welcomes and motivates young minds and helps them to successfully implement their ideas.

The company believes in developing products which are meaningful and relevant to the country and the world at large. PLUSS® takes pride in developing technologies in-house with indigenous processes, that has enabled it be on the world's innovation map 


 

Founded in 1994, the company has seen tremendous growth in the recent past. With strong roots, the company is now poised to make a global impact with its innovative products. The equity infusion in PLUSS® from Tata Capital Innovations Fund in 2012, has enabled the company to expand its team and further strengthen its pursuit of consistent innovation. In line with the brand purpose, PLUSS® contributes significantly towards innovative solutions that create a definitive change in the polymers and thermal energy storage industry, and developing breakthrough products to meet the current and future needs of the society.

Plusstainaility at work with the Sustainability Development Goals

Sustainability drives all that we do. From the business that we are in, the ideas we generate, the products we develop to the processes we undertake. Our unwavering commitment to a sustainable way of living and working, drives us to be PLUSStainable at all times. We are strongly aligned to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that all people have equal opportunities and can lead better lives without compromising the planet.

Our promotor: Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI)

Established as a tripartite in 1954, CUMI is a leading materials sciences engineering solutions provider. CUMI’s consolidated revenue is Rs 2,631 Crores and PAT of Rs 284 Crores for the financial year 2021. CUMI, part of the Murugappa Group, is listed on the NSE and BSE. CUMI is a Mines to Market Company whose integrated operations include mining, power generation, fusion, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. CUMI has over 5,000 employees worldwide who collaborate, innovate, and develop high-quality material solutions and world-class services in abrasives, electro minerals, refractories, and ceramics, serving customers in diverse industries including engineering, fabrication, auto and auto components, infrastructure, steel, glass, power generation and distribution, mining and aerospace. CUMI has a wide geographical presence spanning five continents and exports products to over 43 countries.

For more details, visit www.cumi-murugappa.com

Our office is at the Jamfabriek in Den Bosch. We choose this location for the innovative environment. In this building you can find a mix of different companies all active in the food industry. Here we are surrounded with all kind of entrepreneurs that work with food. And we of course have the solution to keep their food on the right temperature.

able to maintain the optimal rate or level to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future genrations, the PLUSS way