Team

Selected Team Members



Dr. C.E. (Ed) D. Ouwerkerk

HydroTreating expert with 30+ years experience

E-mail : ouwerkerk@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
HT/HDS unit design & technical service incl. kinetic modelling, catalyst selection, monitoring & optimisation. Reactor Internals design and HT course lecturer. 

   



Dr. Bob Scheffer

Catalyst Development expert with 30+ years experience

E-mail : scheffer@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Hydrotreating, Hydrocracking, Resid Hydroprocessing, Refinery Operations, Catalyst R&D, Catalyst Manufacturing, Catalyst Analyses, Catalyst Technology Training, Gas-to-Liquids, Gas-to-Chemicals, Research Management.
Recognized as international expert in Catalyst Technology: co-editor of the book "Catalyst Deactivation", speaker at major conferences (ACS, ERTC, BBTC, IDECAT etc.), guest lecturer at Delft University of Technology, member of the Board of the Netherlands Catalysis Society.



                 

Ir. Seck Leong Lee

Catalyst expert with 30+ years of experience

E-mail : seckllee@catalyst-intelligence.com

Expertise areas
Hydroprocessing technology including unit startup, operations, unit monitoring and optimisation, troubleshooting. Hydroprocessing catalyst pilot plant testing, quality assurance and catalyst selection for hydroprocessing units. Commercialisation and marketing of new catalysts. Set up, training and managing of Technical Service team.  




Ir. Eelko Brevoord

Expert refining operations & catalysis with 35+ years of experience

E-mail : brevoord@catalyst-intelligence.com

Expertise areas
Hydroprocessing and FCC technology including unit startup, operations, unit monitoring, modelling and optimisation, troubleshooting. Pilot plant testing, catalyst selection, catalyst research. Research and technical service management. Project management.




Dr. Frans van den Berg

Bottom of the Barrel expert with 35+ years’ experience

E-mail : vandenberg@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Residue Hydroconversion, Heavy Oil Upgrading, Syngas technologies, Gastreating, Crude Oil, Fuel Oil, Product Quality Management, R&D Management and Implementation, Troubleshooting, Expert Witness, Coaching & Training 
Recognized as international expert in Heavy Oil Technology: speaker at major conferences (ACS, AIChE, IASH, Petrophase etc.), contributor to major residue conversion and heavy oil utilization projects for Shell and non-Shell companies, regular lecturer at training courses on fuel oil, crude oil and product quality, holder of twelve patents, author of more than 65 external papers and presentations.




Ir. Frans W. van Houtert

Catalyst expert with 40+ years experience

Email: vanhoutert@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Catalyst R&D, HydroProcessing catalysts, Rejuvenation of Hydrotreating catalysts, FCC-catalyst production, bench scale and smaller scale performance testing of HPC and FCC catalysts, Quality Control, Oil analyses, design and construction of Hydrotreating R&D test units




Ms. Anna Kryzhanovskaya

MSc. Material Science, Technology of New Materials

E-mail : kryzhanovskaya@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
B2B technical sales, Refining, Chemicals, Hydroprocessing catalysts & Reactor internals 
Business development, Research & Analysis: business intelligence, markets, specific subjects
Account management. Complex project implementation and commissioning. Technical materials translation and editing.




Jan Vijverman – MSc Economics 

Chemical industry executive 

E-mail : vijverman@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Sales leader with 25+ years of experience in a wide variety of industries, including catalyst business. Setting up and managing a sales organization; customer segmentation, introduction of key account & distribution management. New sales footprint in remote locations. Customer Relationship Management. Negotiaton Process Orientation. Stategic Account Management. Key contract negotiations. Manage global account teams. Order to cash process. Working capital improvement projects.  




Ir. Paul de Bruin

Catalyst expert with 30+ years of experience

E-mail : debruin@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Isomerization Catalysts Technical Specialist, including catalyst selection, unit loading, startup, operations, training, monitoring, optimisation and troubleshooting. 
Isomerization Catalyst supply chain, sales, technical service, pilot plant testing and quality assurance




Dr. Carl J.G. van der Grift

Catalyst expert with 30+ years experience

E-mail : vandergrift@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Catalyst R&D, catalyst characterization, laboratory catalyst performance testing, catalyst selection for refinery units, catalyst manufacturing process optimization, spent catalyst regeneration and rejuvenation, catalyst sulphiding, spent catalyst recycling and metals recovery, product trial runs, up-scaling, supply chain and inventory optimization, catalyst sales and marketing, business management, strategy development, mergers and acquisitions in the catalyst space




Ir. King Yen Yung

FCC Catalyst expert with 30+ years of experience

E-mail : yenyung@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Process design of oil refining process control systems, Process design and operations of Distillation processes, Thermal Cracking process technology and operations experience, Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process technology and operations experience, FCC Unit start-ups, FCC Unit Troubleshooting, FCC unit monitoring and optimization, FCC Catalyst and Additives development, FCC Catalyst and Additives selection, Catalyst testing procedures, Advice on catalyst test equipment, test protocol, and data-interpretation, Development of marketing packages for FCC catalyst producers 




Robert Steiginga

Catalyst Manufacturing Expert with 30+ years of experience

Email: steiginga@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Synthesis of Zeolites for Hydrocracking, Hydrotreating and FCC Catalyst, Involved in the process design, construction, and operation of Catalyst Manufacturing plants. Catalyst Analyses. Focus upon process/quality improvement, debottlenecking/capacity advance, failure analysis, and equipment reliability improvement. Involved in Catalyst plant expansions. In general, chemical manufacturing background as well as infrastructure (utilities,waste and wastewater management) supported opportunities to participate in acquisition projects as well as developing strategies for improvement after acquisition of new assets.




Wessel IJlstra

Catalyst and hydroprocessing expert with 33+ years experience

Email: Ijlstra@catalyst-intelligence.com


Expertise areas
Hydroprocessing, Resid Upgrading, Unit Performance Monitoring, Process Optimization , Project Support, Root Cause Analysis, Catalyst Selection, Catalyst Handling and logistics.

Wessel dedicated a large part of his career in the area of residue hydroprocessing, making him a world-class expert in the upgrading of the bottom of the barrel and was many times invited as a speaker at international conferences.