Sjef van Gastel
Veldhoven (Netherlands) | Europe
Manager Advanced Development at Assembléon Netherlands B.V.

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My thoughts on ...
One of my favorite quotes
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

Someone I would most like to sit next to at a dinner party
My own family

The ultimate consumer electronics product I would still like to see developed
A PC that can be switched on or off immediately, without any delay!

One of my favorite toys as a child
Meccano box

About me ...

Sjef van Gastel is manager advanced development at Assembléon Netherlands B.V. Assembléon is active in developing, building and selling pick & place systems for SMD assembly.
Sjef is responsible for technology road mapping, technology investigations leading towards new machine concepts and for competitive dynamics. Since 2008 he is also responsible for sustainability aspects in the design of SMD pick & place machines. He holds 12 international patents / patent applications in the field of SMD assembly. He is principal author of the book ‘Fundamentals of SMD assembly’ (ISBN 1 902983 14 9). Sjef has also made presentations at international conferences (IPC, APEX, CMMF, Productronica) in addition to teaching classes on SMT.

Sjef van Gastel holds a masters degree (honors) in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands).