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Guido van Tartwijk
CEO at Heliatek


Guido van Tartwijk was appointed in November 2018 as CEO of Heliatek, with the mission to bring Heliatek from its long R&D phase into commercial operation. Before joining Heliatek, he was CEO of Tridonic in Austria, a leading player in the field of LED Lighting Electronics and (IoT) Controls. 

Prior to that he was with Philips Lighting for 12 years, 10 years of which he spent in Shanghai (China) where he built the Philips’ LED Lamps business from scratch to global market leadership, winning the US DOE ‘L-Prize’ for the first commercially available true replacement bulb, and launching the Philips ‘Hue’ LED range. 

Before that he worked in various roles with a number of high-tech start-ups in California and the Netherlands in the area of innovative hardware to operate the Internet at very high bit-rates. He obtained his PhD and MSc degrees in Phyiscs from the Vrije Universtiteit in Amsterdam and the Technical University of Eindhoven.

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