Michel Kurstjens joined Sif Group as CCO in April 2013. He is a mechanical engineer who started his career in 1991 as design-engineer and took on sales in an industrial/technical environment shortly after. Over the years, he gained 24 years of technical and international sales experience, sales management and general management experience in various technical niche companies, of which 15 years within Aalberts Industries Industrial Products Division. Aligning market opportunities and internal operations has led to revenue and profit growth of the companies he has worked for throughout his career. Markets in which he has operated include oil & gas (exploration and production), defence & aerospace, automotive and semiconductors.