John de Groot
I graduated in Computer Science in 1989 after completing a project on secured data collection and distribution in Tokyo. After this, I joined Acer where I was responsible for the European internal IT-management. For Philips IT (later on Atos origin) I was a business unit manager until I took over Dofra B.V., a jobber industrial factory in 2001. This company was transformed into a development and mechatronics production facility for industrial food processing machinery with customers in every continent. With my experience in computer science, automation of food production and knowledge on food specifics, I am very happy to contribute to the COTEMACO initiative.