Our Executive Team


Jeff Edel

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Edel has been President and CEO of Soleras Advanced Coatings since 2013.He also served as Global Business Director of Ferro’s $500M+ Electronics Materials Division. Prior to joining Ferro in 2006, he was Director of Strategy and Business Development for Honeywell’s Specialty Materials Division.

Mr. Edel has over 25 years of experience, including extensive global and domestic involvement, in multiple markets serving the semiconductor, flat panel display, consumer electronics, automotive, medical, ophthalmic and aerospace industries. Throughout his career, he has worked in both Fortune 100 and smaller entrepreneurial company cultures. Mr. Edel had P&L responsibility for a $500M+ global business involving multiple plants in all parts of the globe. He also managed acquisition, divestiture, joint ventures and IP licensing initiatives and established multiple greenfield manufacturing facilities in Asia.

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Mr. Edel holds a Bachelor of Engineering Physics degree.


Anders Svensson

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mr. Svensson is currently CFO of Soleras Advanced Coatings. Prior to joining the company in 2012, Mr. Svensson was Chief Operating Officer for PPC Insulators, a global manufacturer of high voltage ceramic insulators. Mr. Svensson served in various positions during his 18-year tenure with PPC Insulators, including Finance Manager, Global Sales Director and Strategic Planning Director. The last four years as COO, Mr. Svensson directed global operations, including 1700 employees and multiple manufacturing sites in Europe, South America and Asia.

Mr. Svensson graduated from the University of Karlstad, Sweden with a Bachelor of Accounting degree. He began his career with Deloitte and earned Authorized Public Auditor certification.

With over 20 years of experience in international and global business, Mr. Svensson has lived and worked in Asia and managed the startup of two greenfield operations in Thailand and China.

Mr. Svensson has served on the Board of Directors for companies throughout his career.


Wilmert De Bosscher

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

CTO of Soleras Advanced Coatings since 2012, Mr. De Bosscher is responsible for technological innovations and IP portfolio management.

In 1999, Mr. De Bosscher joined Bekaert as Technology Manager for various coating initiatives, including thermal spray, CVD and PVD for use in large-area glass and flexible web applications. He also served as CEO of Sinvaco prior to its merger with Bekaert.

Mr. De Bosscher has been active in the vacuum coating industry for more than 30 years and was instrumental in the introduction of rotatable magnetron sputtering technology into the glass coating industry.

Mr. De Bosscher holds a PhD in Solid State Physics and Plasma Physics from Ghent University, Belgium.


Ivan Van de Putte

Business Director, Sputter Equipment

Mr. Van de Putte has served as the Business Director for Sputter Equipment at Soleras Advanced Coatings since 2012.

In 2002, Mr. Van de Putte joined Bekaert’s PVD Sputter Equipment Group, holding positions in service, engineering, R&D and operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Van de Putte has made contributions to numerous inventions in the PVD industry and driven operational improvements in the automotive, electronics and plastics sectors. He also co-founded an engineering and machinery manufacturing company.

Mr. Van de Putte holds Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Power Electronics and a post-graduate degree in Business Management.


Bob Lin

General Manager, Greater China

Mr. Lin manages Soleras’ operations in China and Taiwan, including daily operations of the facility in Jiangyin, Jiangsu province. Mr. Lin worked for Bekaert between 2004 and 2012 as Market Manager and General Manager. Prior to joining Bekaert, Mr. Lin worked for Sika Industry as Market Director and Honeywell Aerospace as an Engineer. He has more than 15 years of experience in the glass, vacuum, flat panel display and thin film coating industries.

Mr. Lin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’An, China.


Jai Subramanian

Global Business Director, Sputter Targets

Dr. Subramanian has been the Global Business Director for Sputter Targets at Soleras Advanced Coatings since Feb 2017.

Prior to Soleras Advanced Coatings, Dr. Subramanian has worked in several multi-national corporations and technology startups in business management, marketing and technology leadership positions. Dr. Subramanian has extensive experience in specialty materials industry working with semiconductor, flat panel display, photovoltaic and ophthalmic industry. Dr. Subramanian has over 20 years experience working with international customers particularly in Asia and Europe.

Dr. Subramanian, holds a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.

 

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