Harm Weken, Managing Partner
Co-founder of FIER Automotive and managing-partner Harm has over thirty years of experience in the automotive industry. Over the years he has build an extensive international network of researchers, governments, policy makers and OEMs. Among many other activities, Harm is the initiator of several groundbreaking international research projects and border crossing pilots in the field of electric mobility.
email address: Contact Harm
fields of interest: Incentives for electric driving in Europe, policy making on national, regional and local level in Europe and the United States, electrifying trucks and heavy duty, vehicle-to-grid charging.
Edwin Bestebreurtje, Partner
Being an expert in strategic management and retail, managing-partner Edwin focuses on connecting the industry, resellers, fleet managers and end-users. Acting as the ‘linking pin’ in national and international networks, Edwin - who has been with the company from 2005 onwards – strives to unite all stakeholders needed to realize a mobile sustainable world.
email address: Contact Edwin
fields of interest: Retail, fleet management, internationalisation, project-management, consortium development.
Rob Kroon, Project Manager
Europe is the focus of consultant Rob Kroon, who joined FIER Automotive in 2011. Among others, Rob is involved in European research projects about the uptake of the electric car market and joined Dutch-German efforts to electrify trucks of logistics companies. His ambition is to help Europeans learn from each other how they can make the transition from combustion engine powered fleets to sustainable electric ones.
email address: Contact Rob
more about Rob: LinkedIn
fields of interest: Electrifying heavy duty for logistics, incentives for electric driving in Europe, European cooperation and knowledge sharing.
Sascha van der Wilt, Consultant / project manager
MSc studied Automotive Management in Germany. He graduated with his thesis about carsharing adoption in the Netherlands. Sascha combines knowledge and interest in the mobility sector with a focus on sustainability. Since the start of his professional career at FIER Automotive & Mobility, Sascha worked on national and international projects with a focus on the electrification of mobility and the differences in incentives for clean mobility across countries.
email address: Contact Sascha
more about Sascha: LinkedIn
fields of interest: Project Management and Consultancy in Clean & Smart Mobility, Sustaineble Urban Mobility, Policy Incentives for e-mobility
Martijn Rubbrecht, Consultant/project manager
Having studied industrial engineering (MSc) with the specialization “Intelligent Mobility” at the KU Leuven (BE), followed by a second master’s degree in management at the UHasselt, Martijn can understand the technical details of (e-mobility) projects without losing sight of the business and economic aspect. Martijn joined FIER in April 2021 and will help in the transition from ICE to sustainable alternatives.
Email address: Contact Martijn
More about Martijn: LinkedIn
Fields of interest: Project management and consultancy in clean & smart mobility and autonomous driving.
Ir. Willem Christiaens, Project manager
Realising the future of emobility is what drives Willem in his role as Project Manager at FIER. Willem is an engineer by training with over 15 years of experience in managing projects and organisations in the renewable energy and emobility sector. Willem joint FIER in January 2022 and his focus is to lead projects and programmes around the next innovations in emobility in the broader societal context.
fields of interest: Vehicle to Grid, Megawatt charging, Heavy EV transport (road / industry / maritime), Transition management.
Inge Weken, Office Manager
As a former physiotherapist Inge made the change to work at FIER Automotive in 2006. Since then she works as office manager, organizer of events and she assists our experts in different projects.
email adres: Contact Inge
more about Inge: LinkedIn
fields of interest: Being in control in of everything and a pioneer in EV en eMobility.