Marc is founding director of the UK office of Bax & Company. And happens to be Laszlo’s brother. Since obtaining his degree at the University of Twente in 1987—in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics—Marc has worked in R&D, marketing and global sales of complex equipment, with large corporates and SMEs. After spending 7 years in Belgium he moved to the UK in 2001, and in 2003 set up his own product development consultancy Panchromos Limited which he still runs. He’s still engaged in hands-on product definition, design and engineering on a daily basis.
Marc started collaborating with Bax & Company in 2011 and has since co-produced a number of FP7 and Horizon 2020 proposals in the fields of materials science, health technology, waste management and automotive engineering. In 2015 this collaboration was formalised by the establishment of Bax & Company’s UK office based in Cambridge, with the intention to better be able to offer the full range of B&C’s services to UK clients. Since 2008 Marc has been a volunteer business mentor in the University of Cambridge’s i-Teams programme; here groups of (mostly PhD) students conduct market exploration studies for technology invented/discovered at the University. These have in some cases led to spin-out company formation. Marc has extensively travelled around Europe, Asia-Pacific and the USA, and speaks Dutch, English, German, French and Arabic (the latter still a work-in-progress). He’s a fiercely competitive archer; shooting most days of the week, and still hunting for that elusive 6-gold-end at 100 yards.