Our Team

Ever since the foundation of Essensium, we have focused on bringing together the best professionals to design, develop and implement best in class real time location based systems (RTLS). We nurture great teams that work closely together to support our customers with the latest technologies that take forklift safety and warehouse productivity to the next level.

 

The Essensium Management Team is above all a team of experts with a track record of more than 15 years of engineering and safety expertise dedicated to the logistics industry. Meet our management team members:

Filip Buerms – CEO

Filip Buerms – CEO

Filip Buerms is the CEO and shareholder of Essensium. Filip, who studied Industrial Engineering, started his career in the high-tech distribution world. Before he joined Essensium, he held key functions at several high-tech players. He was amongst others European Sales Director at Intel and VP at Option, a leading wireless modules manufacturer.
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Huub Tubbax – Head of Product

Huub Tubbax – Head of Product

Huub Tubbax is the Head of Product at Essensium. He holds an MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering, obtained at the University of Leuven and IMEC Leuven. Huub joined Essensium in 2006, where he has been driving the EPS RTLS development from inception to customer implementations.
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Jan Olbrechts – Head of R&D

Jan Olbrechts – Head of R&D

Jan Olbrechts is the Head of R&D of Essensium. Jan holds a Master in Electronic Engineering from the University of Louvain. He started his career as a Senior ASIC Architect at EASICS before becoming an Embedded Software Consultant at MIND and joining Essensium, first as a RTLS Software Architect and since 2016 as the Essensium R&D Manager.
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Boris Berghmans – VP Sales

Boris Berghmans – VP Sales

Boris Berghmans has been appointed as the VP Sales EPS at Essensium, a leader in Positioning and Safety solutions for the logistics and warehousing industry. Previously Boris held various sales leadership positions in the Benelux and France at Loadhog, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of reusable packaging products, part of the GLIDE Group.
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Benny Van Calster – Head of Marketing

Benny Van Calster – Head of Marketing

Benny Van Calster is the Head of Marketing of Essensium. Benny holds an executive MBA at the AMS (Antwerp Management School). He started his career as an European Marketing Director at intel’s xircom division and went on to become Managing Partner at Minds&More building a network of 100+ professionals in Sales & Marketing offering interim management, project management, etc. Since 2022 he joined Essensium as the Head of Marketing.
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Athra Afram – Director of Finance

Athra Afram – Director of Finance

Athra Afram is the Director of Finance. Athra holds Master’s Degree in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp. She started her career as an external auditor at KPMG. Afterwards she worked for Moore Belgium as Accountancy Compliance Manager for 10 years. She joined Essensiun in January 2024 as Director of Finance.
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The Essensium Sales Team is above all a team of experts with a track record of more than 20 years in Sales in the logistics industry. Meet our Sales team members:

Sebastiaan Evers – Sales Director Netherlands

Sebastiaan Evers – Sales Director Netherlands

Sebastiaan Evers is our Sales Director for the Netherlands at Essensium. Having worked for Toyota Material Handling in the Netherlands from 2006 to 2023, he held various commercial and leadership roles, accumulating extensive knowledge of Material Handling and the Dutch market.
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Karien Bergmans – Sales Director BELUX & International

Karien Bergmans – Sales Director BELUX & International

Karien Bergmans is our Sales Director for Belux and International for Essensium. Karien has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. In her last experience with Loadhog she was driven by sustainability to make logistical sites more green and make the change to reusable transit packaging. Now she has taken on the mission to make Belgium a reference in Health and Safety in Logistics.
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Jon Wickett – Sales Director UK & Ireland

Jon Wickett – Sales Director UK & Ireland

Jon Wickett has spent 26 years as an Material Handling Equipment (MHE) supplier to the Logistics/Warehousing Industry. Much of this time was spent working with large, global & national customers and major retailers with varying distribution operations. He has a wide range of experience and was also a product manager for AGVs.
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Luc Zabouri – Sales Director France

Luc Zabouri – Sales Director France

Luc Zabouri has held the position of Business Development Manager first at Toyota Material Handling, a world leader in the field of logistics, and then at Scaleway, a leading European hi-tech company providing Cloud services. Before that, he started his career as a salesman and then as an entrepreneur in sustainable development.
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