NMDG, now part of Nantional Intruments

Market and technology: Test and measurement systems for High frequency electronics and appliances. (GSM’s, Wi-Fi, radar, semiconductor etc… )
Key responsibilities: Business planning and development, financials supervision, board member and management.

NMDG engineering www.nmdg.be started as a research group at the University of Brussels financed by Agilent, now Keysight Technologies www.keysight.com and was later incorporated as one of their departments. In 2003 Agilent stopped the activities and Marc Vanden Bossche spun them of in a separated company. In 2005 he involved Erik as Business Development Director with as main responsibilities:
  – Develop and implement the company strategy.
  – Develop and implement the business plan.
  – Contact, negotiate and involve investors, venture capital, for further growth.
  – Business development, consulting and supervision of financials.
As a result, 1.2 Million Euro’s was injected in the company. Starting from 2007 Erik was involved as board member and consultant. End of 2012 the activities were sold to National instruments (www.ni.com).

Toshiba TEC Europe

Toshiba TEC is the European headquarters from Toshiba for all activities relating to point of sale, retail information systems. www.toshibatec-eu.com

Technology and market; Retail information systems RIS, software
Period 1: Key responsibility; Interim management, Business plan and strategy for a pan European software strategy

The project, lasting 6 months, was a business analysis and plan for the retail point of sale back-office software Toshiba TEC was developing in the responsible European division. The goal was to implement a plan where the subsidiaries, distributors, all over Europe would switch from the locally provided solutions to the Toshiba TEC solution. The assignment included a study of the existing market situation and a plan to re-orient towards a pan-European Toshiba provided package .

Period 2: Key responsibilities: Interim management, establish a European procurement strategy and partnerships with suppliers.

Two years after the first project, Budetec was crontracted for a second 6 months term. The task was to move towards pan-European procurement for peripheral, non-Toshiba, equipment supplied to customers as part of complete POS solution.