Executive Committee

Brigitte de Vet 1

Brigitte de Vet has been CEO at Materialise since January 1st, 2024. She succeeded Fried Vancraen, who co-founded Materialise in 1990 and served as the company’s CEO for 33 years. Brigitte started as Vice President of Materialise Medical in June 2016 and has over 20 years of experience in the healthca....More >>

Bart Van der Schueren 2

Chief Strategy and Technology Officer (CSTO)
Bart has been an Executive Vice President of our company since January 2011, serving as our Chief Technology Officer since 2016, Senior Vice President of Software in 2022 and 2023, and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer since 2024. In this role, he oversees the Research & Technology (R&T) d....More >>

Johan Pauwels 3

Chief Operating Officer
Johan has been with Materialise since it was founded, holding a Master’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven. In 1990, he completed his Master’s thesis on Stereolithography by studying the very first 3D printing machine at Materialise. After graduating in 1991, he stayed on with th....More >>

Koen Berges 4

Chief Financial Officer
Koen joined Materialise in 2023 as CFO. He has an academic background as a Commercial Engineer. Throughout his career, he held diverse finance roles in different industries, countries, and types of organizations. He started in large corporations like PwC and ExxonMobil before transitioning to privatel....More >>

Jurgen Laudus 5

Executive Vice President Manufacturing
Jurgen Laudus is the Executive Vice President of Materialise Manufacturing. He joined us in August 2001 as a project manager and became the Rapid Tooling Manager of our UK office in 2003. For two years, Jurgen was responsible for both our Rapid Tooling sales support and production management. In 2005,....More >>

Udo Eberlein

Executive Vice President Software
Udo Eberlein, our Executive Vice President of Software, brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned software technology executive with a German-American background. He holds a degree in Logistics and Business Administration. Udo's impressive track record includes successfully building and leading larg....More >>

Carla Van Steenbergen 6

Director Corporate Affairs & Secretary to the Board
Carla is our Director of Corporate Affairs and serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors. After graduating from the Law Faculty of KU Leuven in 1999, she worked for three years at the Brussels-based law firm Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners and temporarily moved to London to earn an LL....More >>

Conny Hooghe 7

Global HR Director
Conny is our Global HR Director since September, 2017. She holds a Master of Industrial Psychology from the University of Ghent. Previously she held several HR management positions within technologically oriented or IT companies such as Wolters Kluwer, Fujitsu Services and Atos Origin.   ....More >>


1Permanent representative of De Vet Management BV
2Permanent representative of BEspired BV
3Permanent representative of Seaquence BV
4Permanent representative of Finstraco BV
5Permanent representative of Level 5 BV
6Permanent representative of Super Mare & Park BV
7Permanent representative of SoHo services