The Surface Engineers

Executive Management

Dr. Gerry van der Kolk, CEO

  • Over 30 years of experience in thin film coating industry
  • Numerous patents and publications
  • Ph.D in Nuclear Physics, M.Sc. Technical Physics

Lukas Haldimann, CFO

  • Over 12 years of experience in various positions in finance
  • Experience with public and private equity backed industrial companies
  • Swiss Certified Accountant, MBA

Dr. Ton Hurkmans, CTO

  • Over 25 years of experience in thin film coating industry
  • Numerous patents and publications
  • Ph.D and M.Sc. in material science, MBA

Dr. Iain Smith, COO

  • Over 20 years of experience in thin film coating industry
  • Extensive experience in Europe and Asia
  • Ph.D in PVD based studies, M.Sc. in Surface Engineering and B.Sc. in Engineering Physics, MBA

Jeff Ostman, Regional Director Services Europe & Marketing and Sales Manager

  • Over 20 years of experience in the thin film coating industry
  • Extensive international experience in Europe, USA, Asia
  • University degree in International Management (USA/Japan)