From the first informative talks to the final implementation, Prolyte has proven its value as a knowledge partner throughout the entire processEnrico Daamen Controllux
Prolyte Campus: Speakers and Trainers
The Prolyte Campus Speakers and Trainers are pleased to share their knowledge with you. Read on for more information about our speakers and their specializations.
Eric Laanstra, Product Manager ProlyteStructures
Based on his broad technical experience and practical skills, acquired working in the rental site of the entertainment business, Eric was warmly welcomed to join the Prolyte team in 2000 to support the Customer Service department. After more than 8 years as manager Customer Service Eric knows all the tricks and details on nearly every product Prolyte supplies. Moving on as Product Manager ProlyteStructures Eric's responsibility focuses on Prolyte's extensive trussing and staging range. Close contact with users and customers is highly valued by Eric, where sharing knowledge and jokes usually go hand-in-hand.
Michiel van der Zijde, Product Manager ProLyft
From his early years on, Michiel always knew that there was only one career he aspired: lighting technician. So based on his education as Electrical Engineer, he co-founded a rental company, then moved on to Flashlight Rental to become Operations Manager. In 1998 he started Silk, a company specialized in technical production, in which role he was technically responsible for large scale musicals, major festivals and complex installations in theme parks and museums. In this work he acquired broad knowledge in show automation and motion control. Michiel joined Prolyte in 2011 as Product Manager ProLyft. Michiel has broad training skills, he’s able to translate his vast experience in the entertainment world into enjoyable lectures on the world of lifting.
Matthias Moeller, Senior Technical Consultant
Having worked for a Prolyte Distributor before joining the Prolyte team, Matthias is a true Prolyte veteran, he has worked for one of the German distribution partners for over 15 years, where he has acquired profound knowledge of trussing, hoisting, rigging and staging. In his role of Technical Consultant he is a specialist for all brands of the Prolyte Group. Matthias is actively involved in the development and implementation of national and European standards and regulations in DIN, VBG, IGVW and CEN workgroups and is a returning speaker on several international events. Next to that he finds time to do the occasional training – a thing he just loves to do.
Stephan Tjepkema, Product Manager StageDex
Being a junior on the team also has advantages. A fresh view on the market, customer demands and product qualities can sometimes bring great insights. Combining these and turning this into product ideas is the main challenge for Stephan. Trained as a civil engineer and technical computing Stephan joined Prolyte Group little under 4 years ago. The energy you get back during a training is a great drive for Stephan to continue to improve the product range.
Ruud de Deugd, Lecturer and Engineer
With his roots securely founded in the engineering office of Prolyte and trained as Mechanical engineer, Ruud de Deugd flew out in 2012 to combine his expert engineering skills with the daily practise of rigging projects under the name of T&E Support. Swopping his desk to get the smell of diesel on the arena floor once in a while; his unique combination of hands-on skills, insight in rigging projects and engineering expertise, linking theory and practise, makes Ruud a welcome member of our lecturing team. As Product Manager Roof Systems Ruud can be found at Prolyte on a weekly basis and holds responsability for developing and maintaining Prolyte's portefolio of Roof systems.
Rinus Bakker, Consultant & Trainer of Rhino Rigs
Rinus ('Rhino') started in 1970, doing lighting & sound in a rock venue. An inherited interest in structural strength made him swing to rigging in the early 80s, since which has become his core business, in every possible aspect. Since 1994 he has participated in rigging & safety standardization committees in Holland and abroad. In 2000 he was co-founder of ARGH, the first in the world to support professional entertainment riggers. The Rigging courses lectured by him all over the globe have an outstanding track record.