The VLO forms an intermediary between businesses and people dealing with logistics.
Knowledge, experience and contacts are the VLO focal points.

VLO board members

 On this page you can find information about the current VLO board members.

Chairman: Alain Broft

I am active as a Business Planning & Control Consultant at EyeOn and an independent design engineering consultant in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Logistics for development work. I hold a degree in Operations Management and Logistics from Eindhoven University of Technology and an professional doctorate on Logistics Management Systems (LMS) of the 3TU Stan Ackermans Institute (SAI). 

Working and living in several countries, I was involved with the private sector as well as the public sector. From interim jobs in industry or covering senior management projects on integrating planning solutions for E2E supply chains in the private sector (Hilti), to acting as a urban logistics expert for public authorities developing countries (World Bank and Moroccan Agency for Logistics Development).

 As an ambassador for the professional doctorate program I aim to bring the network of VLO closer together and create a two-way relationship with the SAI program.

Treasurer: Marco Bachrach

I graduated in econometrics specialising in quantitative logistics in 1997 at Tilburg University. Thereafter I immediately continued with the International Program in Logistics Management Systems at Eindhoven University, which I finished by the end of 1999 with a project at Dow Chemicals in Terneuzen.
I started my working carreer at Océ Technologies in Venlo in 2000 and worked in several logistics and IT projects as a logistics project manager and later as business project manager service logistics. In 2006 I moved to Philips Lighting where I started as a supply chain consultant responsible for S&OP and the SCM improvement portfolio in the supply group TL/CFL-ni. Since 2009 I was business process owner supply planning. In 2015 I moved to ASML where I am responsible in ASML IT for all SCM planning.
I have been an active member of the VLO since 1998 organising three conferences and being a board member since 1999. Since 2003 I am treasurer in the VLO board.


Secretary: Tien-Min Tsao

After finishing my bachelor in Taiwan, I decided to study abroad. Considering the high reputation of TU/e, I ended up studying in Netherlands. I completed my master in Operation Management and Logistics at TU/e at 2015, I did my thesis I with Logitech at Nijmegen. Although having a master degree, I felt like to learn more in the domain of logistics, and that is the reason I continued with PDEng Industrial Engineering program. I will carry out my project with ASML at the second year. From January 2016, I am the secretary of VLO board.  

General board member: Martijn van Aspert

I finished my Master’s in Operations Management and Logistics at TU/e in 2013. During my Master’s I specialized myself in service supply chains for capital goods. After my Master’s, I continued with the post graduate program Logistics Management Systems (current Industrial Engineering). During the final project, which I finished at the end of 2014, I applied my knowledge of service supply chains to develop a multi-echelon planning model for ASML.

Currently I am working as spare parts and tool planning analyst at ASML where I am responsible for determining the worldwide stocking of spare parts and tools, and performing analyses to improve our service to customers with respect to among others on time availability of spare parts and tools.

I joined VLO as secretary in 2014 and currently I am general board member. My goal as member of the board is to create a valuable network for new trainees but for alumni as well. 

General board member: Mike Grolleman

I started my bachelor mechanical engineering at the Hanze University Groningen in 2005 where I did two interns for BMW and Ford. Next in 2009 I started the masters mechanical engineering and industrial engineering at the University of Twente. I graduated for both masters at DAF Trucks and Fokker Aerospace in 2012. In the following two years a worked as a trainee at ASML on the topic long term capability planning with a focus on the supply base. Currently I work as senior process analyst at the supply chain planning department of Nike EMEA.

In 2013 I have been the secretary of the VLO board. Furthermore I was active in the VLO conference committee being responsible for organizing speakers and sponsors. Currently I am a general board member. 


General board member: Bouke Wullms

started my bachelor in Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2009. In 2012, I have started the master program Operations Management and Logistics also at the TU/e. During this master, I studied for one semester at the Technical University in Munich.  My graduation project was performed at Philips Healthcare in which I investigated the impact of additive manufacturing on the spare part supply chain.

Currently I am working as a LMS trainee in collaboration with ASML.

General board member: Tom Vlassak

In 2009, I started my studies with the bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). After finishing my bachelor in 2012, I continued my studies in Eindhoven with a master in Operations Management and Logistics. During my master I also started the honors program, which brought me in contact with LMS. I completed this master program with a graduation project in the flower industry at the VGB in august 2014 after which I started my LMS traineeship in cooperation with ASML.

From April 2015, I am a general board member of the VLO.

General board member: Friso Kuipers

I finished my master study in Computer Science / Business Intelligence at TU/e in 1999. After having worked for three years in the telecommunications and ICT branch I decided it was time for a change in mandate. Hence, I joined the LMS programme and finished it in February 2005. I support the VLO because I think it's of vital importance to have a platform of thinkers-alike to maintain the globally known leverage of being a country of logistics experts (next to dike-builders, of course). I am currently working as a Senior Consultant at Gordian Logistics Experts, Utrecht.