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Michel Maes

Seasoned and All round Business Professional B2B

Can work in or around Eindhoven

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  • 5.4786
  • Suggested rate £893 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1 hour
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Location and workplace preferences

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Eindhoven and 50km


Project length
Would prefer:
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Would prefer to avoid:
≤ 1 week
Business sector
Would prefer:
  • Chemical
  • Civic & Social Organizations
  • Consulting & Audits
  • Environmental
  • Tech
+1 autres
Would prefer to avoid:
Raw materials industry
Company size
Would prefer to avoid:
1 person


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  • Dutch

    Native or bilingual

  • English


  • German



Skills (16)

Michel in a few words


• Seasoned value-creator with a proven track record realizing growth and in developing new business opportunities with technology-driven B2B companies and being global industry leaders in their field

• Broad commercial and P&L experience managing resources and complex business calendars to leverage market position worldwide

• Build completely new business from idea inception, demonstrating potential and technology feasibility, to manufacture to global marketing and sales. This lead to consortium with BP – valued at €35M at start-up - to build the first plant of kind in the world in the UK

• Accustomed to build partnerships, winning over (large) companies to enter into new strategic direction and implement the (license-based) partnerships

• Current activities are advice, project and interim management for B2B(2C) companies related to Marketing & Sales, Business & Partnership Development, Innovation & Commercialization, Value Strategy and Business Modeling


• Mentality is to make things work. Good analytical skills and well-developed intuition about people and situations helps finding the right course of action. Result-oriented developer, persistent as well as creative in solution finding

• Team player and respectful leader at ease navigating technical and commercial environments. Enjoy making people across functions and organizations work together and able to reach consensus with all stakeholders


Accsys Technologies


Commercial Director Tricoya Technologies

City of London, United Kingdom

January 2012 - December 2017 (5 years and 11 months)

About Accsys Group

• Is a chemical technology group focused on the acetylation of wood. Proprietary technologies make unique wood products not only perfect for use in wet and outdoor applications, they also allow for a highly sustainable and circular building material

• The technology is exploited through own production and licensing the technology for manufacture of Accoya® solid wood and Tricoya® wood chips

• Head office is based in London and Accsys has a Accoya plant in the Netherlands, a Tricoya plant under construction in the UK and a sales office in the USA. Around 200 people are employed globally

• Tricoya Technologies Ltd. (TTL), commercializes worldwide the technology for use in the production of highly durable, weather-resistant and sustainable MDF panels.
Commercial Director Tricoya Technologies Ltd

• Demonstrated high potential for new Tricoya product through solid sales growth as well as interest in technology licensing interest from panel producers worldwide

• Agreed and executed (market, technical, financial) programs for validating potential for market & technology license with large MDF producers in Europe Americas and Asia

• Demonstrated business potential, lead to a consortium with BP and Medite (valued at €35M at start) to build the world’s first Tricoya wood chip plant (UK). Part of team realizing consortium. Deeply involved in due diligence, fund raising and transition work

• TTL board director during 50-50 joint venture with INEOS during 2012 – 2015 period
Other roles: 2009 - 2017

• Member of Senior Management Team of Accsys Group

• Statutory Director of Titan Wood B.V. (production site in Arnhem)
Business planning Business development Partnerships Innovation & Value management Market research Due Diligence Go-to-market strategy

Michel Maes NBD

Consulting & Audits


Waalre, The Netherlands

May 2018 - Today (4 years and 9 months)

Advice, project and interim management for B2B(2C) companies related to Marketing & Sales, Business & Partnership Development, Innovation & Commercialization, Value Strategy incl Licensing, Venturing and Participating.

Consulting and project activities:

• Noble Environmental Technologies Europe B.V. : multiple activities as input to business planning for sustainable and 100% circular panel material

• Rabo Corporate Investment: commercial due diligence for investment into large technical installation company in the Netherlands

• Support to new business initiatives of Logistical services provider (new business model for returnable packaging), Specialty chemicals producer (market test program) and Start-up entity (market scan for medical devices)

• Colleges Avans and Fontys: Lectures on realizing innovation in an international setting

Business plan Market research Partnerships Due Diligence Go-to-market strategy Business development Innovation management