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Willem is a well-known figure in the industry who joins Lingotek with over two decades of translation and localization experience. His expertise and knowledge surrounding translation, localization, and internationalization of marketing material, software products, and web content serves as an immeasurable asset to customers.
Prior to joining Lingotek, he worked as a VP of Welocalize, a translation and localization company he helped evolve from a small two-office company to a global ten-office organization. While there, he managed over significant customer accounts such as Adobe, HP, Hitachi, Nokia, and Yahoo assisting in their global expansion as well as supervising teams of program managers, project managers and localization engineers.
Willem is a Certified Project Management Professional and an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute. He is an active participant in the Translation Automation User Society (TAUS) as well as one of the co-founders of the TAUS Data Association. Educated overseas, he has earned his Drs. in Computational Chemistry and Math, Cum Laude, from the University of Amsterdam. On top of all that, he speaks three languages: English, Dutch, and French.
Community Translation, what is it, when to use it, how to manage it
as author at International Conference on Advance Translation Technology for Multilingual Europe, Berlin 2010,