Gerard Ipskamp is a senior Business Consultant for manufacturing processes and IT. As consultant and advisor Gerard has over 20 years’ experience in improving operational processes of industrial enterprises in Europe in a large variety of industry markets (Food & Beverage, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, High Tech and Building, beside several others). For Gerard people and change management are equally important to processes and IT tools to achieve improvements. As a graduated chemist from the University of Nijmegen the understanding of the customer processes is natural.
Using the knowledge in many areas (like production, quality and product master data) Gerard has experience in IT master plans, business and IT architectures, Business Cases and roadmaps. Combined with a strong sense for stakeholder management and change management this results in high added value in for example a trusted advisor role or as a lecturer.
Gerard is involved and enthusiastic, pragmatic and focused. He inspires, coaches and motivates. He is co-author of the annual MES Product Survey report, of which the 17th edition was published in September 2016.