Dr.-Ing. Jochen Pflug
Graduated in 1994 from the University of Applied Science Aachen in Aerospace Engineering. In 1996 he received his master degree in Polymer and Composites Engineering from the K.U.Leuven. From 1996 to 2005 he was research assistant in the Composites Materials Research Group at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM) of the K.U.Leuven. Since 2005 Jochen Pflug is Chairman of the Board and since April 2007 Chief Executive Officer of EconCore.
Dr.-Ing. Dirk Ekenhorst
Studied in Osnabrück and Berlin Material Science and graduated in 1996 at the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven) as Master in Polymer and Composites Engineering. He started as research Assistant at the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing Berlin and received his PhD in Polymerphysik 1999 at the TU Berlin. From 1999 he worked in Automotive and Packing Industries (Hella, Bosch, TATA) at different positions Plant Manager, CFO, COO and MD. In 2009 he became co-founder of the DeCon Group, Germany.
Dr.-Ing. Ralf Schlimper
Graduated in 2007 from the University of Applied Science, Bremen in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Technology. From 2007 to 2014 he was research assistant In the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS In Halle. He worked In the Group High performance composite materials and received his PhD from the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg / Center for Engineering Science In 2014. Since 2015 he Is the leader of the Research Group Assessment of Composite Systems at Department Polymer Applications of the Fraunhofer IMWS In Halle. His research activities are related to mechanical engineering of composite structures, especially lightweight sandwich structures.
Founder & Director of LK Investment in 2005. He is an investor, advisor and board member in a range of global companies, including start-ups, scale-ups and large corporates. He is a recognized leader in building teams in global markets supporting various innovative technologies. He has been a Group Executive of a publicly listed company and Managing Partner of a Private Equity company.
MBA. Walter Van de Weyer
Graduated as Master in Applied Economics, UFSIA (Antwerp) in 1986 and holds a post-graduate in Business Administration (VUB Brussels 1991). He has held senior financial positions in large Multinational Companies (Schindler Lifts, VF Europe, Valeo,..) as well as in SMEs like Xperthis, in various industries and international constellations. The common denominator being change management in all its aspects (IT platforms, (de)centralization of services, nonlinear growth, etc..). Today he manages as CFO the ECONCORE group finances and HR and acts as liaison between the company and its stakeholders.