• The Team Behind the BBBLS Story

    A Decade of Enthusiastic People, Partners & Progress

  • In Memoriam


    ​Anton Paardekooper

    Founder & CEO


    June 19th 1967 - December 27th 2022



  • Nice To Meet You!

    We have been working on BBBLS since 2012, and like to share our enthusiasm with you





    Anton Paardekooper 

    Founder & CEO until 2022


    MSc in Mechanical Engineering, 28 years of working pleasure and experience in innovative engineering companies. Driven to make the foodchain sustainable. Anton suddenly passed away end of 2022. We miss him dearly.

    Menko de Roos

    Interim CEO


    Menko co-founded Xicato in July 2007 and was responsible for the fast growth of the company, setting the global standard in LED lighting. Menko has taken up the position of interim CEO after the passing of Anton end of 2022. He has been an active Advisory Board member at BBBLS for several years.

    Robert Bialek

    Engineer / Founder

    The designer and builder behind many BBBLS-solutions. Robert was the creative part of the core team of all BBBLS-greenhouses.

    Knut Hovland

    Sales Manager / Founder

    Extensive experience in sales and project development in Renewable Energy and Biogas. Previously Knut has developed a solution to turn sewage into energy pallets.

    Magdalena Plizga

    Construction Engineer

    Magdalena has a Master in Civil & Environmental engineering and has 10 years of working experience in the construction and shipbuilding industry. Magdalena works on the design of our soap systems and constructions.

    Osama Alhadia

    Construction Engineer


    Osama has a background in Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Organisation. He has previously worked as an Mechanical Engineer for Mapper and as System Architect for Nearfield Instruments. At BBBLS Osama works on the contruction of our Climate Systems.

    Casper van der Geest

    Mechanical Engineer


    Casper is a TU Delft Process & Energy graduate. He is currently developing a next generation tool for our climate control system.

    Jan-Willem Kruijt

    Market Analyst


    Jan-Willem has a background in Medicine and a strong interest in both sustainable food systems and the circular economy. His focus is on market analysis and business development, but he is also responsible for marketing and communications.

    Haukur Sigurdsson

    Service Technician

    Haukur is a certified installer; in charge of keeping all systems running. He is also our assembly site manager in Norway.
  • Advisory Board

    As a startup,  good advice from industry experts is incredibly valuable





    Menko de Roos

    Advisory Board


    Menko co-founded Xicato in July 2007 and was responsible for the fast growth of the company, setting the global standard in LED lighting. After more than a decade as CEO Menko happily retired in 2018. He now invests in innovative sustainable companies and runs a housing project for single mothers.

    Edgar Kampers

    Advisory Board / Founder


    Edgar is an Environmental and Policy expert. He has a M.A. in Political Science at The University of Amsterdam and followed the Executive Program of the THNK School of Creative Leadership.

    Luc Albert

    Advisory Board


    After a career in Financial Services, Luc is currently engaged as an investor in start-ups in Sustainability and Social Impact.

    Anne-Claire van Altvorst

    Advisory Board


    Anne-Claire has a background of 25-years in Horticulture and High-tech Greenhouses. She has a PhD in Plant-Bio-Technology at the University of Nijmegen, and a MSc in Plant-Breeding at Wageningen University.
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    Check our current open positions!