Seeing the movie Terminator 2 at age of 15, I envisioned 2 goals: starting a hi-tech company and traveling the world as a musician. 30 years later, mission accomplished, thx to the fantastic people I daily work with!

Happy dad of 2 amazing kids and married to a fantastic business-minded woman.

Founder of Quicksand, a micro-electronics R&D tech company
Ex imec enthousiast, co-patent holder for smallest sensor cube worldwide

patent US7205177B2

Founder/guitarist/songwriter of Spoil Engine, international heavy music band:

  • Record deals with Roadrunner, Universal and AE/Nuclear Blast
  • Graspop (4x), Pukkelpop (2x), Alcatraz (2x), Dour, Suikerrock (2x), Wacken Open Air, MIDI China, 70K Tons of Metal cruise, Eurosonic, Zwarte Cross, ...
  • Supports for Motörhead, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Prong, Sepultura, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, ...
  • Panamarenko cover art
  • endorsements by Jackson/Charvel/EVH/Mooer/Mayones/...
  • 6 consecutive nominations for Metalgitarist Benelux by magazine (2018-2019-2020-2021-2022-2023)

Proud inhabitant of "work hard // play hard" city Roeselare #vanrsl