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Avantes Appoints New CEO

Avantes B.V., world leader in the field of spectroscopy, has appointed Pierre Warffemius as CEO as of September 14 2020. With this appointment, the international company enters a new phase in which the focus will be on continuous growth in additional products and markets.


During his career, Pierre Warffemius (55) has fulfilled various management positions with companies in the fields of biotechnology and graphic arts. His last position was CEO of SynCo Bio Partners B.V.. He has extensive experience in the professionalization of expanding technology-oriented businesses. As CEO of Avantes, he will be focusing on further growth and professionalization of the company.

Avantes has grown exponentially in the past couple of years due to the professional and innovative spectroscopy solutions they offer to customers. The current size of the organization offers new opportunities and grants us access to large-scale customers that we would gladly add to our portfolio. Full of enthusiasm I, together with our team, will accept the challenge to strengthen the position of Avantes as a partner in spectroscopy. By offering current and new customers the best possible solutions, we will be able to continue to grow.

Pierre Warffemius, CEO, Avantes

The resigning CEO of Avantes, Benno Oderkerk, will continue to be connected to Avantes in an advisory role. Oderkerk was one of the founders of Avantes over 26 years ago and is proud of the international company with offices in the United States and China.

Pierre possesses the right qualifications to lead our wonderful company and brings with him the experience to operate in an international market. I have the utmost confidence in Pierre’s ability to successfully lead the company and realize growth together with our employees.

Benno Oderkerk, Former CEO, Avantes


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