Owner and innovation manager Panton, Deventer; The Netherlands
After attaining her MSc Industrial Design Engineering at the Technical University of Delft, Enraf-Nonius, a manufacturer of devices for physiotherapy, offered her a position as a designer, project manager and later on team leader in the mechanical division. In 1998 she started working for the design agency Indes, where she founded the business unit Medical Design. In 2005 she founded Panton, nowadays a design studio of 13 people, dedicated to innovating for healthcare. In 2014 she was appointed visiting professor at the TU Delft.