Our Team

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Serdar Atamert

Epoch Wires

Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

A Materials Scientist with 30+ years of industrial experience. Previously a Managing Director and global business leader of a powder in tube wire manufacturing company. Ph.D. from University of Cambridge, UK. MBA from Cranfield University.

Dr. Riza Berkan

Epoch Wires

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Consultant

Nuclear Engineer with a specialisation in artificial intelligence. Handled multiple Lockheed Martin Energy Systems and Westinghouse projects. 10+ years of experience in start-up technology companies.

Alex Boonen

Bekaert

Director, Bekaert representative

Master in Mechanical Engineering and in Intercultural Management. Experience in strategy, corporate partnerships and new business incubation, innovation transformation and venturing. Advisor to EW CEO, governance and strategic decisions and business review.

Amir Davari

Epoch Wires

Key Industries Director, Member of the Board of Directors

An Industrial Engineer with 20+ years of global experience in key industries. Has established 4 manufacturing companies in the field of Oil & Gas, Steel, Mining and Cement. MBA from Cranfield University.

Chris Dhulst

Bekaert

Business development and innovation

Master in Electromechanical Engineering. Experience in project and service management, application knowledge build-up (combustion systems, sawing wire, heating cables), developing projects for automotive applications, innovation & commercialisation.

Dr. Mehmet Kutukcu

Epoch Wires

Head of Processes and Materials

Focused on chemical process engineering specifically in the area of boron, magnesium and magnesium diboride (MgB2). Also an active researcher on salts for heat treatment of metals and heat transfer, and involved in research projects on ceramics, natural saline water systems, alkoxides and minerals.

Ron Hopstock

Epoch Wires

Senior Project Technician

18+ Years experience in mechanical engineering, managing engineering projects and product development. 8 Years Wire manufacturing engineer and operations supervisor.

Jean Louis Scandella

Epoch Wires

Chief Production Officer

40+ years of hands-on experience in wire manufacturing. Inventor of the laser seam, infinitely long wire-manufacturing technology. Experience in machining and metal forming.

Jan Mestdagh

Bekaert

Senior Project Technician

20+ years of combined theoretical and practical expertise in R&D. Connecting with experts and resource managers. Executed all Bekaert superconductivity trials so far: NbTi and MgB2, drawing, bundling, cabling.