Management | Board of Directors | Governance Documents

Wilfried  Vancraen
Chief Executive Officer

Wilfried Vancraen has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer since Materialise was founded in July 1990. Mr. Vancraen previously worked as a Research Engineer and Consultant at the Research Institute of the Belgian Metalworking Industry, where he was introduced to 3D printing. Passionate about this new technology and firm in his belief that it could help create a better and healthier ... More >>

Peter Leys
Executive Chairman

Peter Leys has served as a Director and Executive Chairman since 2013. Previously, from 1990 to 2013, Mr. Leys was at the Brussels office of Baker & McKenzie CVBA, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Mr. Leys became an International Partner of Baker & McKenzie CVBA in 1998 and was appointed Co-head of its Brussels office’s corporate finance practice group in 2009.... More >>

Hilde Ingelaere
Executive Vice President - Medical

Hilde Ingelaere has represented Ailanthus NV as a Director since December 1997 and has served as an Executive Vice President since January 2011. Since joining Materialise in 1993, Ms. Ingelaere has managed several staff departments, including human resources, finance and legal. Ms. Ingelaere currently serves as Executive Vice President of Materialise’s Medical segment. Prior to joining the comp... More >>

Johan Pauwels
Executive Vice President - Software

Johan Pauwels has served as an Executive Vice President since January 2011 and has been with Materialise since the company’s founding. In 1990, Mr. Pauwels completed his Master’s thesis on stereolithography on the very first 3D printing machine at Materialise. After graduating in 1991, Mr. Pauwels stayed on with Materialise, focusing on software development to support the company’s 3D printing ... More >>

Wim Michiels
Executive Vice President - Malaysia

Wim Michiels has served as an Executive Vice President since January 2011 and has been with Materialise since 1999, first as the International Sales Manager for the prototyping service bureau, then as General Manager Asia Pacific, operating out of the Materialise Malaysia branch office. In 2006, Mr. Michiels returned to Materialise headquarters to start a new assignment as Division Manager for ... More >>

Bart  Van der Schueren
Chief Technology Officer

Bart Van der Schueren has served as Chief Technology Officer since January 2011. Prior to joining Materialise, Mr. Van der Schueren was at KULeuven University as a liaison engineer for the newly founded Materialise and established the basic research activities for the company, while also founding the research activities in 3D printing at the university. Mr. Van der Schueren then went on to obta... More >>

Johan Albrecht
Chief Financial Officer

Johan Albrecht has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2015. Previously, from 1989 until 2015, Mr. Albrecht was Chief Financial Officer at BARC NV, a global central laboratory that supports the pharmaceutical and biotech industry in the development of new drugs. Mr. Albrecht was also a member of BARC’s executive committee and a director in its subsidiaries in Belgium, the U.S., China, A... More >>