Paul is an electro-technical engineer (1970, KUL, Belgium) with long technical, operational and managerial experience in power generation, product development and research and development.
Paul worked for more than 25 years in fossil fired power plants in Belgium and abroad. From 1996 to 1999 he was in charge of new energy related product development for large industrial customers. From 2000 to 2008 he was Managing Director of Laborelec, an international R&D company in electrical power and energy technology with more than 250 specialists offering top energy services all over the world.
During this time, Paul acquired a broad range of competences: operation and management of fossil fired power plants, energy savings, renewable energies, care for the environment, quality and safety in companies, product development, customer relations, development of creativity in business, innovation strategy, business development and organisation, motivation of people, growth, building enthusiasm and passion in teamwork.
As a result of his extensive experience Paul founded KREIVO in 2009, a company focused on increasing the innovative power of companies by making teams familiar with idea generation techniques, inventive thinking, problem solving and new product development processes.
Since 2010, Paul also works with the European Commission providing evaluation and technical advice on Horizon2020 projects for energy savings and sustainable development.