Prolyte Campus: Trainers

The Prolyte Campus Trainers are pleased to share their knowledge with you. Read on for more information about our speakers and their specializations.

Eric Laanstra   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.

Have a look at one of Eric's technical videos



Ruud de Deugd   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.

Read one of the technical blogs by Ruud de Deugd

Rinus Bakker, Consultant & Trainer of Rhino Rigs   Rinus Bakker

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.

Read one of the technical blogs by Rinus Bakker