Powder characterization specialist Freeman Technology has expanded its global team with the appointment of Patrick van Barneveld to the new role of product manager for Central Europe. Operating from Almelo, The Netherlands, van Barneveld will establish a direct company presence in the region to strengthen local support in a number of countries including Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Poland.
van Barneveld has broad academic and commercial experience. His career has taken him through management information systems in academia and senior community manager roles for software publishing houses to specialised consultancy within the pharmaceutical industry. Here he has worked with both new drug and generic manufacturers and a number of analytical equipment companies.
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