Siete Hamminga (1975). Siete started his first business when he was 21. He studied Industrial Engineering & Management at the University of Twente at the time. He finished his study in Silicon Valley. Afterwards, he wrote a book on ‘eBusiness Beyond the Hype’ and founded innovation accelerator Waleli. Starting as a one-man band, two years later Royal Shell and other investors invested in the company. Waleli grew out to fast track innovation at established companies like Siemens, KPN, Philips and TNO and led to Siete’s involvement in multiple high-tech start-ups.
In 2010, Siete founded ROBIN Radar Systems by taking over the core technology from Dutch research Institute TNO. Due to the rapid growth of the company, he quickly decided to focus entirely on heading up ROBIN Radar. His goal: market leadership.
Gerben Pakkert, Manager Operations and R&D
Gerben Pakkert (1972), Gerben studied industrial design engineering at Delft University. He became a senior engineer at MMID, a unique no-nonsense design agency that applies itself to the development of achievable and successful products in which functionality, producibility and design are totally attuned to each other. He then joined Beacon Partners as a senior project manager. Beacon Partners specializes in managing complex product innovations and helps clients get a good grip on their projects. Gerben managed similar projects within companies like Sara Lee, Heineken and Douwe Egberts. In March 2012, Gerben joined ROBIN Radar, initially as a hired project leader, later as employee. In his current role as Manager 'Operations and R&D' and member of ROBIN’s Management Team, his goal is to meet customer expectations, create new possibilities and further expand ROBIN’s front-runner position when it comes to radar technology.
ROBIN develops radar systems that are specifically designed to track small objects like birds and bats. ROBIN systems are used by military and civil airports to prevent collisions between birds and planes. Ecologists and Energy companies use ROBIN radar systems to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of wind farms on birds....