Bart Verlinden

Manager 4.0 Made Real
Is production optimization high on your agenda? As program manager Smart and Digital Factory, my team and I ensure your aspirations get translated into concrete initiatives. Those initiatives can cover automation, production planning and management, flow analysis and logistics optimization, production screening, production technology, and more.
In other words, if you’re looking for effective production strategies and ways to execute them, I’m your man.


  • Innovation management
  • Production optimization
  • Industry 4.0

Work experience

Since I joined Sirris in 2008, I’ve guided dozens of businesses in their quest for improved production performance. Now, as a program manager, my focus has shifted to strategic issues, such as ways to make Industry 4.0 a reality in the manufacturing industry. However, I always keep real-life business challenges in mind.


  • PhD Engineering Science (KULeuven - 2008)
  • Master in Industrial Management (KULeuven - 2003)
  • Industrial engineer in electromechanics (De Nayer Institute - 2002)

Professional motto

“First listen, then act.”

Fun fact

I enjoy getting creative with wood and making all sorts of constructions.


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