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Erik Dommerholt


Manager SW Development, Voortman Automatisering B.V.

Location: Rijssen, The Netherlands



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Erik Dommerholt

Almost 20 years active in a highly technical environments. Started as a management development trainee in the telecom business at KPN. Then switched to the embedded software development at Fluke Industrial. Learned a lot about architecture, coding, development methods (Waterfall) testing and project management.

After a while I made the step to become a Program manager at Pemstar. This was a very interesting job. It was like running your own company. Then switched to the defense industry. I prepared proposals for customers like the navy.

And now for almost eight years manager of the software development dept. at Voortman. I have introduced the Agile\Scrum software development method about three years ago.

In my spare time I am board member of three foundations that are active in cycling.

Work experience

Voortman, Manager Software Development
March 2006 - Present, Rijssen, Netherlands

Responsible for the development of the Vacam software product that enables and powers our steel processing machinery. 

The Development Team uses the best available tools and software development methods to stay creative, innovative and be able to deliver the highest quality at all times.

Succesfully introduced the Agile/Scrum development method three years ago. At his moment other departments show interest as well!

Keywords are: Agile/Scrum, C#.NET, Soft PLC, Resharper, TFS, Continious Integration, Unit Testing, Regression testing, Acceptance Testing and ALM (Application Lifecycle Management).

Thales, Project- & Program manager Industrial & Logistics Service
August 2005 - February 2006, Hengelo, Netherlands

As project & program manager I was responsible for the preparation of a proposals. This was a very interesting experience, the defense industry I quit different from traditional companies. Learned a lot about regulations, security and how to cope with confidential information.

Pemstar, Program Manager
July 2003 - August 2005, Almelo, Netherlands

As a program manager I led multidisciplinary development projects. As a program manager I was technically and financially responsible for the programs assigned to me. The teams consist of mechanical-, hardware-, software-, and industrial engineers. The Program manager is also the contact person for the customer.

Fluke\Pemstar, Senior Hard- Software Engineer
June 1998 - October 2003, Almelo, Netherlands

As a embedded software\hardware developer I worked on serveral project like ScopeMeter, Spectrum analysers, Air condition testers and so on. Most of these project had in common that they were hand held devices. I learned writing software requirement specs., coding, architecture, software development methods (waterfall) and all about quality.

KPN, System Expert Inmarsat-C
September 1996 - June 1998, Burum, Netherlands

In September 1996 after graduating as a Bachelor Electrical Engineering I started working at KPN as a System Expert Inmarsat-C. The Inmarsat-C service is kind of SMS service for vessels at sea. The Inmarsat satellites are positioned in a geo stationary orbit and are able to cover the globe. As a managment development trainee I was responsible for this service. My tasks were introducing new Value Added Services, managing the team and make sure that the availbility of the service was at least 99,8%.


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