About Antenna Company

Antenna Company was formed to commercialize a new, innovative ‘geometry based’ antenna technology. The enormous potential for this new way of shaping and building antennas for making big steps towards the internet of everything was recognized directly. This led to establishing the Antenna Company in January 2013.

The company is headquartered in Willemstad, Curaçao, and has (sales) offices in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, US and Curaçao, with subsidiaries and development partners in several European countries.

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David Favreau, CEO

David Favreau has over 20 years of leadership experience in the wireless industry with a successful track record of scaling new businesses and driving product innovation. Prior to joining Antenna Company, David served as Vice President, Product Management at Qualcomm, where he achieved market leadership for its mobile and computing wireless connectivity products. Prior to that, he held senior management roles at RF Micro Devices, Agere Systems, and Lucent Technologies. David began his engineering career at Texas Instruments and held R&D positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories. David earned his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University. He holds five U.S. Patents in the field of semiconductor device technology.

Dr. Diego Caratelli, CTO

Dr. Diego Caratelli is a founding member of Antenna Company and is responsible for its technical direction and product development. Diego received the Laurea (summa cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering, as well the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Applied Mathematics from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Research Fellow at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he was appointed Contract Professor of Interdisciplinary Laboratory. From 2007 to 2013, he was Senior Researcher at the International Research Centre for Telecommunications and Radar of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Diego has been published in more than 100 international journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

Dr. Johan Gielis, VP, Research and Materials

Dr. Johan Gielis is a founding member of Antenna Company and developed the underlying mathematical transformation that SuperShape® antennas are based on. Johan graduated as an engineer in the horticultural sciences and his career evolved in the direction of plant biotechnology. In the course of his work he discovered a novel mathematical transformation, the Gielis transformations, that unify a wide range of natural and abstract shapes and patterns into one simple mathematical generalization. Prior to Antenna Company, Johan co-founded Genicap Beheer BV to develop applications using the Gielis formula. Since 2011, Johan Gielis is professor at the Biosciences Engineering Department at the University of Antwerp. In 2004, he received the Intertech Award for Innovative Excellence from the Graphical Arts Foundation / Printing Industries of America for innovations that “are brilliant, beyond the charts of innovation”.

Dr. Thomas Wilhelm, VP, Production Operations

Dr. Thomas Wilhelm is responsible for Antenna Company’s production strategy, operations and quality. During his professional career, Thomas has served in various senior management functions for BLANCO GmbH + Co KG, Weidmann Plastics Technology GmbH, Ensinger GmbH, and forteq Group. Thomas is an industry-recognized specialist for polymer materials and processing, including materials for electrical and electronic applications. Thomas received his Diploma (M.Sc.) in Chemistry and his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He received a MBA from University of Toronto. He co-authored 8 international publications and holds 17 patents, most of them in the field of polymers and their properties.


Prof. ir. Roland (Roel) Pieper, Chairman

Prof. Ir. Roland Pieper is a founding member of Antenna Company and is currently the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, after having led the company as CEO for the first three years. Roland graduated, MSc (Ir.) cum laude in mathematics and computer science from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Roland’s professional career began at Software AG in Germany [1980-1989], Pieper went to serve as President and CEO of AT&T's Unix Systems Laboratories [1990-1993], CEO of UB Networks (Ungermann-Bass Inc) [1993-1995], CEO of Tandem Computers [1995-1998], Executive VP & Board Member Philips Electronics [1998-1999] Chairman and Founder Favonius Ventures [2000-2008], Chairman Connekt [2001-2007] Chairman and Founder ROAD Group [2008-2009], CEO Eclipse Aviation [2008-2009], CEO PDX [2009-2011], MD of RiRo Ventures [2012- present].
Roland (Roel) Pieper was professor E-business and Corporate Governance at University of Twente from 2000 to 2013.

Joep van Beurden, member of the board

Joep was Chief Executive Officer at CSR Plc., a designer and developer of silicon and software systems for the Consumer Electronics and Automotive market, from 2007 to 2015 and has led global technology companies in the US and Europe for more than 20 years. Prior to CSR, he was Chief Executive of NexWave Inc., a provider of embedded software solutions for the consumer electronics market. Joep held senior positions at Canesta Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Philips Components, in California. Before this, he worked for McKinsey & Company and Shell and lectured in Physics and Electronics at the University of Zambia.
Active in the local community and in industry, he served as Vice Chairman and Director of the Global Semiconductor.

Prof. dr Edward G. Krubasik, member of the board

Dr. Edward Krubasik studied physics at the universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Karlsruhe in Germany. After obtaining a doctorate in nuclear physics and following research projects at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in California he completed an MBA program at the European Institute for Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France.
He worked as partner and director at McKinsey & Co., Inc. for over twenty years, where he was in charge of McKinsey’s global innovation and technology management practice and the European electronics, telecommunications and aerospace sector.
From 1997 to 2006 Professor Krubasik was a Member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Siemens AG with special responsibility for the company’s Industry and Transport business sector and Siemens’ Corporate Technology Department. Chairman of a series of global and regional Siemens companies.
Since 1998 Member of the Board of Stinnes AG, Essen, of KSB AG, Frankenthal, of Dresdner Bank AG and later of the Central Advisory Council of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt. As an industrial partner of RHJI, Brussels, he acted as Board Member of ASAHI TEC Corp., Tokyo, and Chairman of Honsel AG, Meschede. Since 2007 Member of the Board of Vallourec SA, Paris.
Dr. Edward Krubasik is honorary professor at the Technical University of Munich since 1998 and Honorary Senator of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Member of the Board of the Cultural Foundation of German Industries.

mr. Philip van Wijngaarden, member of the board

Philip started his professional career as a lawyer at Barents & Krans, where he specialized in M&A transaction. Subsequently he worked as commercial banker at the acquisition finance department of Staal Bankiers. Philip joined Ramphastos Investments in 1999, and has worked on numerous transactions for Ramphastos, including several successful restructurings and exits. Becoming a partner, Philip is responsible for supervision of several portfolio companies. Philip holds a law degree from Leiden University and studied in Barcelona in 1990.

drs. Carlo Korssen, member of the board

Carlo graduated at the Tilburg University in Management Information Science in 1996. He is an serial entrepreneur with a focus on technology companies.
Carlo is a board member for Antenna company and CEO and cofounder of Genicap. Genicap is the technology company based on the Gielis transformations. Genicap delivered the founding patents for the Antenna Company. He is also involved as a shareholder and senior executive with Indicia, a digital solution provider.

Ruud Mees, member of the board

Ruud has an intense background in Financial Services and Automotive. Currently he is also an investor in a number of high tech companies in the field of 3D printing and big data.
Ruud is CFO and co founder of Genicap. Genicap is the technology company based on the Gielis transformations. Genicap delivered the founding patents for the Antenna Company.