Management Team

Willy Ahout, MKM (CEO)

After an initial career as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy, Willy started his own consultancy business in 1990 with a focus on investment- and R&D projects. His clients included companies as Akzo Nobel, S.C. Johnson Wax, Electrolux, Crown Cork & Seal and 3M. Since 1997, he is active as entrepreneur on the field of high tech start-up companies on various technology fields, including 2 successful exits. He founded MTT in January 2003. Within MTT, his responsibilities include overall management, investor relations, legal- and financial affairs.

Luc Hamilton, MSc (COO)

Luc graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Eindhoven in 1987. From 1987 till 2001 he held several positions in the management of energy and technology related projects at the Energy Research Institute in the Netherlands (ECN). Since 2001, Luc was self-employed and worked as project manager for several energy projects and on European research projects on distributed energy. Active within MTT since 2005, Luc is responsible for project management and technical coordination between the partners.

Paul Costongs, (CCO, Director Sales)

Paul is a very experienced international manager with a distinctly entrepreneurial character. He graduated in management and higher business administration as well as in international marketing at ISBW and IN Holland University of Applied Sciences. Curious by nature and constantly looking for solutions. With his extensive experience in the implementation of environmentally friendly solutions and technologies for industry and energy transition, Paul has been leading MTT's Sales & Marketing department since 2023.

Mark Oostveen, MSc (Senior Development Engineer)

Mark studied Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology and graduated mid 2006. From 2003 until 2004 he did his Master Thesis at the National Aerospace Laboratory on gas path analyses tools. From 2004 until 2006 he worked as part-time consultant on asset management support tools and the Gas turbine Simulation Program. Within MTT, Mark is responsible for CHP application development and CHP system testing.

Andor Joor, BSc (Industrial Lead)

Andor has long experience in Product Development, New Product Introduction (NPI) and Manufacturing Transfer. After his graduation in Electronics Engineering, he started his career at Benchmark Electronics (EMS). After a few years he took global commercial and operational responsibility for large customer accounts in Product Development and Manufacturing. Accounts within his responsibility were Philips, FEI, GE Healthcare, Siemens and Thales. In 2012 (until 2020) Andor was appointed Managing Director of Imtech Industry International Power Conversion, in 2015 established as Ampulz bv. Within MTT Andor is responsible for quality processes and industrialization of MTT micro CHP systems and technologies.