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2908 LT Capelle aan den IJssel
Fokke started his career as Scientific Researcher. First at PPO and later at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. He has developed dynamic simulation models to gain insight into the crop as a system. However, the application of those simulation models in practice, was disappointing. At the end of 2013 he became the founder of B-Mex B.V. and started to be fully committed to developing online advisory services to make that valuable knowledge practically usable for entrepreneurs in the horticulture. A collaboration contract has been concluded with Wageningen UR, which gives B-Mex access to the latest scientific information. Fokke is involved within Ledgnd with the portal for crop registrations called My Ledgnd. In this portal, growers can monitor and analyse the results of LED on the crop. Fokke’s experience and expertise in various crops is of enormous value in the realization of successful LED projects.
Peter van Beveren
Peter studied Biosystems Engineering at Wageningen University. Since 2011 he has been working on a PhD research on energy management in greenhouse horticulture and since September 2020 also on the My Ledgnd portal. The modelling of the greenhouse climate and optimization play an important role in this. Peter has worked at B-Mex since 2015 and has been co-owner of B-Mex since 2017. At Ledgnd, Peter works on developing new applications and continuously improving the existing portal. In this portal, growers can monitor and analyse the results of LED on the crop. Peter supports growers to successfully switch to LED solutions. Peter’s knowledge of energy management and climate in the greenhouse are of great importance in this process.
Jeroen studied Plant Sciences at Wageningen University. During his studies, he specialized in modelling the effects of greenhouse climate on the plant growth. After his studies, Jeroen started working as a practical researcher. He soon came to the conclusion that in his opinion that there is a lag with models in cultivation. He has therefore been working for B-Mex since 2020 to implement crop models in the daily crop management, including within the Ledgnd portal. In this portal, growers can monitor and analyse the results of LED on the crop. Jeroen will support growers to successfully switch to LED solutions. Jeroen's knowledge of the implementations of the models plays a major role in this.
Maurice van der Hulst
Trainee Finance & Control
Petra van de Vrie - Stevense
Richard van de Vrie
Richard van de Vrie is a visionary serial entrepreneur, with over 30 year experience in
founding and building companies in the fields of Lighting and Additive Manufacturing. During his career he got executive management experience in small, mid-size and publicly traded companies.
With his broad commercial, technical and organisational experience and an extensive network he is able to guide and focus his teams to become successful. In 2008 Richard lead the lighting manufacturer Lighting Partner BV to a successful exit.
As the founder of the Luxexcel Group, Richard now act as supervisory director. Luxexcel is the only company in the world able to additive manufacture ophthalmic lenses used for eyewear, VR and AR applications. Furthermore Richard is the CEO of LuxImprove BV, a successful and growing project lighting company in the Benelux market and he is co-owner of LuxImprove Sportveldverlichting BV.
Richard is author and co-author of 8 granted patents. In both Lighting and 3D printing segments he proved to be a real innovator and was the mentor of several commercial and technical developments and improvements.
Trainee Finance & Control
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