As Laboratory Operational Director, Danny is accountable for the overall performance of the analytical services laboratory in Heinenoord, Netherlands, including management of a team of lab technicians.
Danny joined Ssp Analytical Services in 2012, where he assisted in the creation of the laboratory. Since 2014, the lab is IEC/ISO 17025 accredited and has specialized in chemical and physical analysis of coal, coke, biomass, metals, ferro alloys, concentrates and minerals.
Danny started his career at the Unilever R&D laboratory where he held various positions from lab technician to Sr. Product/Process Engineer within the categories edible fats & foods and household cleaning products for 15 years. He continued his TQM ambition as a Quality consultant/manager within the Dutch Ministry of Defence, where he worked for 3 years in a governmental ICT environment, and 5 years as a quality manager in the automotive (airbag) industry. In 2008, Danny joined Bureau Veritas as a IRCA certified ISO 9001 and a IATF ISO/TS 16949 lead auditor, where he assessed management systems within a wide range of companies for 4 years.
Danny has a Bachelor of Science in Analytical Process and Laboratory Instrumentation, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management and holds two Post graduate diploma’s in Total Quality Management and Occupational Health and Safety.
Danny lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands with his wife and two sons. He enjoys golf, tennis, squash, basketball and motorcycling.