Meet the team
Tom Verbruggen – CEO
Tom is an Aviation evangelist.
As a Master in Science , specialized in aviation sciences, he started his career in 1997 with Sabena and Sabena Technics as a Boeing and Airbus Maintenance Manager. His passion for aviation lead him to reach a childhood dream of being a a pilot. Today he still is a Captain and Training Captain on the Dassault Falcon 900 Business Jet.
He advised several aviation companies and flight schools in how to comply with complex aviation regulations. He is also an accredited aviation auditor and approved ISO-9001 auditor. The old adagio in quality management “being better today than yesterday” is a driving force in IDRONECT, where Tom is watching over the continuous effort to making the application better and better, so to make flying drones easy, legal and safe for everyone, so that drones live up to the full potential.
Tom identified an increased need for new digital solutions in the aviation industry to support monitoring and safety processes. Out of this insight, IDRONECT was born.
Talk to Tom about one of his other passions such as long distance triathlon or globetrotting in general.
Chris De Rouck – CTO
Chris is a real IT wizz kid.
Chris graduated as a Master of Science with a major in Computer Science. He has a knack for using new technologies to solve real world problems. At the age of 22, he started his own IT agency 2Minds, where he still works out IT solutions with a focus on web development, with an occasional sidestep to social media marketing and branding. He gained experience with some big names like Philips, but was also involved in development for TapCrowd and Amplidata. When he came in contact with Tom, he took the lead in defining the roadmap and delivering a proof of concept.
Chris believes in new disruptive and lean technology and intuitive design, all of which are key values used in IDRONECT.
When he’s not inventing wicked new features, Chris likes to travels the world in search of the perfect wave to surf.
Joris Noreillie – CFO
For all things financial.
Joris has a strong financial background which he build up as an auditor, analyst and business controller in an international context with various large corporations. He spent a lot of time in Sweden, Russia, Turkey, Poland and South East Europe. During his executive MBA, he met a number of entrepreneurs and it didn’t take long for him to decide that a role as finance manager in a start-up/scale-up could be much more impactful than corporate life. He sees himself as a generalist who happened to end up in finance, and has absolutely no fear of making a sidestep to marketing, strategy or HR.
Joris is 35 years old, an avid windsurfer, crossfitter and takes an interest in anything related to entrepreneurial finance.