Since September 2013 Marcel van Helten is Head of the Business Unit Industrial. He spent over 25 years in the Industrial Automation and embedded computer business. He started out his career as one of the pioneers in the area of SCADA/HMI software and was one of the early innovators in the field of Manufacturing Executing Software.
Marcel van Helten joined Kontron from General Electric where he spent the last 15 years in a range of international roles, among others as Global Manager Infrastructure, China Marketing Leader and, most recently, as Managing Director Intelligent Platforms GmbH in Germany. He earned his Computer Engineering degree in Breda and his Business Administration degree in Rotterdam.