Announcement changes in management board of AMSYSTEMS Center

Recently, Pieter Debrauwer has been appointed as Managing Director of AMSYSTEMS Center, the joint R&D initiative of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and TNO developing next-generation additive manufacturing systems together with Dutch and international industry partners. He holds his position in AMSYSTEMS Center together with the center’s co-director Katja Pahnke, appointed as Managing Director on behalf of TU/e and one of the founders of AMSYSTEMS Center. Simultaneously he has accepted the position of Research Manager of TNO’s department ‘Equipment for Additive Manufacturing’. Pieter is well-prepared and well-informed as he was already involved in AMSYSTEMS Center for several years as manager of one of the center’s program lines.

In both positions, Pieter takes over from Erwin Meinders. Erwin has managed TNO’s department ‘Equipment for Additive Manufacturing’ for the past seven years and he has co-founded AMSYSTEMS Center. Erwin’s new position is CEO of Mentech Innovation (see, a company developing sensor-based technologies that enhance quality of life for people with a severe mental disability by detecting e.g. emotions and pain. Additionally he will continue his role as chief innovation officer at Severinus, a care organization.

The steering committee of AMSYSTEMS Center wants to express its sincere thanks to Erwin for his entrepreneurial leadership in the past years and the committee want to wish both Pieter and Erwin much success in their new positions.

The steering committee would like to express its trust in a good continuation of its valuable relationship and wish you a successful cooperation with the AMSYSTEMS Center in the future. In case of questions don’t hesitate to contact Katja Pahnke or Pieter Debrauwer directly.