Martijn van der Vlies

Martijn van der Vlies

Martijn van der Vlies | Our Team member and CEO | Kinetisk bv

Meet Martijn van der Vlies

A seasoned Engineering Visionary and Aspiring Design Maverick - Uniting Experience and Ingenuity

Born in 1977 in Sint Annaland, Zeeland, our founder, Martijn van der Vlies, demonstrated an early affinity for the sea. Surrounded by the tranquil waters of his hometown, he cultivated a deep-seated passion for sailing and maritime pursuits.

His engineering journey commenced with a mechanical engineering degree from HTS, specializing in machine and product design. Equipped with a solid educational foundation, Martijn embarked on a career marked by innovation, dedication, and continuous growth.

Starting as a mechanical engineer, Martijn swiftly honed his skills in PLCs, drives, and electrical systems. Transitioning from an international commissioning engineer in machine construction to overseeing complex installation projects, he pursued excellence at every step.

Venturing into the offshore and shipping industry, Martijn tackled intricate propulsion systems and alarm/control mechanisms with finesse. In 2013, driven by his unwavering commitment to innovation, he founded Kinetisk BV, heralding a new chapter in his professional journey.

Throughout his career, Martijn has maintained a steadfast pursuit of knowledge and skill enhancement. His extensive training in software platforms like Advant Controller, 800XA, Wago PLC, and Siemens S7 underscores his dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements.

Complemented by certifications in safety protocols and medical fitness standards, Martijn ensures that every project adheres to the highest standards of quality and safety.

As the driving force behind Kinetisk Commissioning B.V., Martijn continues to lead by example, spearheading projects worldwide with precision and expertise. His proficiency in ABB controllers, drives, and programming languages ensures seamless execution, consistently surpassing client expectations.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Martijn remains deeply connected to his roots, finding solace and inspiration in the vast expanse of the sea. His love for sailing and water-related activities serves as a constant reminder of the values instilled during his formative years.

His philosophy, encapsulated in the powerful statement, “If it is broken – fix it! When you do not know – learn it! You don’t have it – make it!” underscores his approach to challenges, emphasizing problem-solving, continuous learning, and creativity.

At our company, we take pride in Martijn van der Vlies’s visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to excellence, ensuring that every project is a testament to his enduring legacy of innovation and integrity.

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