Team

We are APS experts in industrial operations & planning, Manufacturing Science, Operations Research IT and of course innovative Heuristics & Artificial Intelligence

The team

Ben Rodriguez
Ben Rodriguez
Founder & CEO
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Artificial Intelligence, heuristics and scheduling expert, R&D entrepreneur and business consultant. Specializes in real-time scheduling, metaheuristics. Loves playing chess, languages and philosophy.

Yves Delavignette
Yves Delavignette
Founder & COO
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Quite and more behind the scene, Yves excels at problem solving. Responsible for the operational side of things to make sure integration at the customer happens smoothly.
Yves holds a BSc degree in Physics.

Tadas Jurgutis
Tadas Jurgutis
CCO & Board Advisor
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Experiments with scalable approaches to build B2B sales pipelines. Leverages his entrepreneurial know-how to establish relationships that build value. Loves all things Asia, studied management in Japan.

Tanguy Biart
Tanguy Biart
Chairman of the board
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Chairman of the board of MangoGem and founding partner at thebridge.eu. Specializes in augmenting entrepreneurial teams to achieve faster impact. Formerly managing teams of 100+ people and €1.6+B.

Frédéric Fays
Frédéric Fays
R&D Manager
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Seasoned software engineer helping in all software development aspects. He has so many strings to his bow, that we could say that Frédéric made of all his talents a harp with which he makes our MangoGem APS a harmonious melody.

Juan Rivas
Juan Rivas
Developer
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Since 2019 Juan brings to MangoGem a deep expertise in software engineering. He holds a B.S. in Telecommunications Engineering, and a PhD in the field of embedded systems. If he is not hunting bugs or refactoring code, you could find Juan looking for the next spot to shoot pictures.

Michel Preat
Michel Preat
Sales Manager
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A solution-oriented person that will meet you at trade fairs or seminars to understand your expectations.
With more than 30 years of professional B2B sales experience, he will take care of you from the first request for information to the completion of your project.

Caroline de Kemmeter
Caroline de Kemmeter
Technical Writer
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With a literary background, Caroline has been translating into intelligible language what is sometimes devilishly technical and difficult to understand for a non-computer scientist. She reads a lot, writes fiction, and hikes on top of the most beautiful European mountains.

Joël Goossens
Joël Goossens
R&D Consultant
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With M.Sc. degree in computer science, M.Sc. degree in network and management, and Ph.D. degree in computer science, Joël is consulting us since 2006. He teaches algorithms and programming, operating systems, and real-time scheduling at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Michel Blumenthal
Michel Blumenthal
Business Consultant
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A visionary and strategic thinker. Leverages his analytical talents to optimize conditions for success. Results oriented expert negotiator specialized in entrepreneurship. Qualified Ingénieur Commercial from Solvay Business School, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Carlos Blanco
Carlos Blanco
Developer
With 25+ years of experience, Carlos worked in several companies as a senior analyst. Prior to joining MangoGem as a valuable developer, he worked at Boja Systems SL as an Integrator Partner. Good knowledge of industrial processes and information technologies.
Antoine Terlinden
Antoine Terlinden
Operations Manager
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Antoine brings over 20 years of experience with various ERP systems. Prior to joining MangoGem, he was providing support lead for SAP Supply Chain in more than 25 manufacturing sites worldwide, also focusing on production master data and data quality.

Olivier Desenfans
Olivier Desenfans
Developer
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A jack of all trades, Olivier has experience in many domains of software engineering, going from low-level embedded systems to web development and systems engineering.He brings this experience to MangoGem to design backend systems ready for complex workloads.

The core team has been working together for more than 20 years. Their consistent focus on used cases enabled them to build an in-depth understanding of what makes a real difference for customers and what are the limitations of current alternatives on the market. The team presents a perfect sweet spot of academic excellence and real-life project experience with customers to get to the fine-tuned system. 

- Founded in 2002, first as consulting or third-party APS development
- After 2011, we develop & implement our own 5th generation APS
- Exclusive focus Real-Time APS, S&OP & SCP solutions for enterprises (Industry 4.0)
- High level team, professors and PhDs, and senior industry experts
- Located in Brussels, Belgium, active worldwide with local VAR partners
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