Meet the team

The iXora team consists of highly motivated and skilled professionals. By working with open-minded individuals iXora has a flexible and dynamic team that comes to great solutions. ‘We’re not limited by knowledge and nothing is impossible’ is our guiding principle.

Our immersion cooling solutions are created with passion for the field with usability and efficieny in mind. We work closely with various experienced companies in their respective areas.

Job witteman, CEO

Job Witteman can be seen as one of the fathers of the Internet; he founded the Amsterdam Internet Exchange in 1997, one of the foundations of the Internet as we still know it today. The Ams-IX is to date one of the three largest Internet exchanges in the world, located globally and relaying more than a Terabit per second. Job was CEO at the Ams-IX until end of 2017.

Job knows data centers, telecom/internet and hosting providers like the back of his hand and is internationally familiar with the political ways surrounding the Internet. At iXora he is one of the minds behind the 19″-compatiblity of the product to make sure all existing data centers are compatible with the iXora immersive cooling solutions.

Vincent Beek, Head of Operations & Sales

Vincent Beek started his commercial career in 2001 as International Sales and Marketing Manager for a innovative Dutch manufacturer in the Film-, Broadcast-, Sports- and Live Entertainment Industry. In this position he built up a large global network. After 10 year he decided to start working as a Sales contractor. In this role he expanded his global network and sales skills in Marine, Offshore, Military, Aerospace and Government markets.

Vincent’s international business experience and his target driven mindset will push iXora to reach our commercial goals. With his experience our go-to market strategy is secured. He looks from a sales perspective what the market needs and how to position our products. While keeping an eye on the cost price he makes sure our products will be competitive and affordable priced.

Erwin Bleeker, Head of Engineering

Erwin Bleeker leads the compute development used in our liquid-cooled cassettes. In addition, Erwin is involved in realizing field tests on site.

Erwin brings decades of experience in the data center market. Prior to joining iXora, Erwin worked for Vincent Houwert’s hosting company True for 18 years. Since 2018 he worked as a Senior Solution Consultant for Managed and Cloud Service Providers at Dell Technologies. At Dell Technologies he was very successful due to the unique combination of technical communication and commercial skills.

Learn more about Erwin.

Bernard Schep, Sales Manager Europe

As iXora starts the phase-two rollout of the iXora HRM solution, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Bernard Schep to a new role as Sales Manager Europe for data center- and Telcom Industry. Bernard brings 30-plus years of experience in the ICT industry.

In the nineties, Bernard joined Lucent Technologies for an international career. from 2001 till 2010 Bernard worked for Foundry (bought by Brocade/Extreme) in various commercial roles in EMEA. Over the last decades, Bernard built up a valuable network of ICT professionals, manufacturers, resellers, distributors and system integrators.

Khaled Aziz, Sales Manager

Khaled’s career began at the Korean Trade Organization, where he worked as an International Trade Consultant. He excelled in building partnerships between Korean and Dutch companies, collaborating closely with various teams to set up numerous successful deals.

After that, Khaled joined Dell Technologies. As a Senior Technical Account Manager, he significantly contributed to the success of the Infrastructure Solution Group. He played a key role in enhancing technical solutions and boosting sales. Leading the sales team, he helped them meet their targets and guided other account managers in working together effectively. His efforts were crucial in ensuring that technical solutions perfectly met the needs of customers.

His expertise in combining technical knowledge with sales strategies makes Khaled a valuable addition to our team, as we move forward to cool the planet with immersion cooling solutions.

Odette Stommel, Office Manager

Odette has years of experience as an administrative assistant with “Exact” the knowledge we need. For many years she has lived in beautiful Ede, where our office is also located.

Micha Peereboom, Electrical Engineer

Micha brings a lot of knowledge and experience. Like others at iXora, he has roots in the audio industry, but has been working as an Electrical Engineer for many years. At iXora, Micha will focus on the Supervisor boards for the system so that it is always monitored.

In Memoriam - Vincent Houwert (1981-2023)

It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of our dear friend and inspiration Vincent Houwert. Vincent was full of brilliant ideas and the combination of being ultra-nerdy and yet sociable led to the emergence of several wonderful companies around his unique and quirky personality.

iXora is one of these companies and it hurts a lot to have had to say goodbye to him.

We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Lily and all his loved ones.

Martien van Loon – Workshop Supervisor

Martien is a very experienced colleague with a long career at KPN. At iXora, Martien is responsible for workshop management, inventory management, handling shipments, workplace management and keeping our Experience Center in order. Martien will also support Erwin and Micha in testing our system in the lab.

Our advisory board

Boudewijn Jansen

Boudewijn Jansen started his career as a consultant at RebelGroup. He worked as financial advisor in the infrastructure sector. He worked there for more than 12 years. Hereafter he worked as financial / commercial manager at Boskalis. In this role developed projects related to equity investments and participations. In his private life he supported start-ups in raising funding and preparing business cases.

Siemon van den Berg

Siemon is a well known name in the Dutch DataCenter industry, known for his vision and insights in developments in the industry, but maybe most important, concerned about the environment, and that is precisely why we are so happy to see him join our efforts in making the digital word a better place. Our solutions match his ambitions and by having him on the advisory board we assure ourselves of sound advise based on his know-how, experience and integrity.

About Siemon van den Berg

Siemon van den Berg pioneered datacenter cooling ever since he founded The Datacenter Group in 2007. 15 years later his business merged into NorthC Datacenters, market leader in regional datacenters across The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, where he is member of the supervisory board. Siemon also invests in impactful ventures through his investment fund Impact Equity.