Carlos is a dynamic and result-driven professional. After graduating for his Master in “International Relations” (University of Utrecht, 2001, The Netherlands), he started to work as the commercial director at MEM. Here he established the relations, that rapidly grew into what his extensive sector network is today. At the age of 25, Carlos started being active in the can making industry.
By the age of 30, Carlos co-founded CMS in Spain, where he continued expanding his experience and network within the can making industry. Carlos is still a 25% shareholder of CMS.
In 2011, Carlos re-migrated to The Netherlands, where he soon came in contact with Peter Schoonewagen. Carlos and Peter both worked for MEM in the past, where they always supplemented each other in a very effective manner.
Carlos and Peter started Procan in 2012. For the first time they dedicated themselves to manufacturing and selling newly manufactured can making machines, which is very different from selling pre-owned/ refurbished machines, as they did before. Today, Procan is a global player as a can making machine supplier.
In 2017, as will apply for many readers, Carlos started to get very fascinated by the Blockchain technology. Carlos’ favourite quote: “Blockchain is an immutable vehicle with the purpose to execute great ideas!”
Not until January 2018, the first “sketches” of MPT were being created. It has been a very exciting and hectic 6 months, but Carlos enjoyed every minute of it. Carlos is very eager to really make a change in the world with MPT. “Seventeen years of accumulated knowledge and experience have come together for this purpose”, Carlos says.
Peter is one of the most experienced individuals on the planet, when it comes to metal packaging. At 59 years of age, exactly this year, he celebrates his 40th anniversary as an active professional within the metal packaging industry.
In 1978, Peter started working at MEM. Refurbishment of pre-owed can making machinery has been his speciality ever since. Soon, he became Technical Director.
Because of his extensive knowledge and experience in the field, Peter is a very respected name within the industry.
In 2011, Peter and Carlos met again, after Carlos’ period in Spain. Today Peter and Carlos manage Procan very successfully.
Even today, Peter travels all over the world, mainly to supervise installation processes and offering technical consultancy to can makers worldwide.
In 2018, Peter and Carlos sat together on the “drawing table”, where MPT’s concept-ideas were created. Ever since then, Peter has been actively involved with the MPT project.
At 59, Peter is still very ambitious. Like Carlos, the attraction to MPT project mainly consists in actually having the possibility to change the world into a better place.
Peter’s favourite quote: It’s wonderful to really believe that all of those years, can now actually start to make a difference in the world. Thank you Blockchain-technology!”
Thomas de Wolf
Thomas has a masters degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology and an interest in computer vision and learning systems. After graduating he started software company Studio diip with Guust Hilte. Thomas has experience in neural networks and developing new projects.
Guust has been programming ever since he had a computer. In 2010 he started computer vision software company Studio diip together with Thomas de Wolf. In 2017 Guust started Triaconta and gathered valuable experience with blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
Oriol Coderch Negra
Oriol Coderch has extensive experience in the metal packaging industry, especially in printing, coating and metal decorating can making (fancy box), in Spain as well as in the European market. Partner for 25 years in “Manufactura de Envases Cromometálicos SA”, a company specialized in printing and coating metal sheets. CEO and partner of Emdesa SA, a decorative can making factory.
Currently, and since 2015, consultant in the can making industry, mainly in printing and coating, as well as for the installation of new lines, with the objective to improve factories within the industry. Oriol is based in Barcelona (Spain) and will dedicate his extensive knowledge to MPT as MPT’s Metal Printing Advisor.
Oscar started his professional career in marketing management, but soon found out that his talents required a specific target market. In 2004, Oscar entered the “promotional gift industry”. Today, Oscar (based in Barcelona, Spain) is the sales director for the Southern-Europe area for Giving Europe. A true specialist, when it comes to what materials are used for their products. Sustainability and choice of products are a key factor in today’s world, thus also within the promotional gift industry.
Being Carlos’ younger brother, Oscar has been involved with the MPT project since the beginning. Oscar will contribute to MPT with his specialist knowledge, mainly on the “corporate-social-responsibility-level” as Ambassador CSR.
After graduating for her “Gymnasium”, Romé, as many millenials do nowadays, decided to take a sabbatical year with a two-fold objective: to learn a foreign language and to figure out what her passions really are in life. Romé spent six months in Valencia, Spain. Besides learning Spanish, she decided to go for a “notarial law”-career, which she is successfully executing at the moment of writing. Her “passion for sustainability” combined with her ambition to create a better world results in an adequate MPT member. Romé will dedicate her extraordinary ambition toward the MPT project as a Social Media Representative.