Our Executive Team

Ivan Van de Putte

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Business Director, Sputter Equipment

Mr. Van de Putte has been President and CEO of Soleras Advanced Coatings since 2023. He joined Soleras in 2002 and since 2012 has served as the Business Director for Sputter Equipment at Soleras Advanced Coatings.

In 2002 Mr. Van de Putte joined Bekaert’s PVD Sputter Equipment Group holding positions in service, engineering, R&D and operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Van de Putte has made contributions to numerous inventions in the PVD industry and driven operational improvements in the automotive, electronics and plastics sectors. He also co-founded an engineering and machinery manufacturing company.

Degree: Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Power Electronics and a post-graduate degree in Business Management.

Anders Svensson

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mr. Svensson is currently CFO of Soleras Advanced Coatings. Prior to joining the company in 2012, Mr. Svensson was Chief Operating Officer for PPC Insulators, a global manufacturer of high voltage ceramic insulators. Mr. Svensson served in various positions during his 18-year tenure with PPC Insulators, including Finance Manager, Global Sales Director and Strategic Planning Director. The last four years as COO, Mr. Svensson directed global operations, including 1700 employees and multiple manufacturing sites in Europe, South America and Asia.

He began his career with Deloitte and earned Authorized Public Auditor certification.

With over 20 years of experience in international and global business, Mr. Svensson has lived and worked in Asia and managed the startup of two greenfield operations in Thailand and China.

Mr. Svensson has served on the Board of Directors for companies throughout his entire career.

Degree: Bachelor of Accounting, University of Karlstad, Sweden

Wilmert De Bosscher

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Dr. De Bosscher has been CTO of Soleras Advanced Coatings since 2012 and is responsible for technological innovations and IP portfolio management.

In 1999, Dr. De Bosscher joined Bekaert as Technology Manager for various coating initiatives, including thermal spray, CVD and PVD for use in large-area glass and flexible web applications. He also served as CEO of Sinvaco prior to its merger with Bekaert.

For more than 30 years Dr. De Bosscher has been active in the vacuum coating industry and he was instrumental in the introduction of rotatable magnetron sputtering technology into the glass coating industry.

Degree: PhD in Solid State Physics and Plasma Physics, Ghent University, Belgium.

Tony Han

General Manager, Greater China

Mr. Han manages Soleras’ operations in China and Taiwan since Nov. 2021, including daily operations of the facility in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province.

Mr. Han worked as Plant Manager for Soleras between 2015 and 2021. Prior that, Mr. Han worked for Bekaert Asia R&D Center and Bekaert Advanced Coating more  than 10 years,  Mr. Han has over 15years experience in thermal spray, powder metallurgy, material analysis and thin film coating industries.

Degree: Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, China.

Jai Subramanian

Global Business Director, Sputter Targets

Dr. Subramanian has been the Global Business Director for Sputter Targets at Soleras Advanced Coatings since February 2017.

Prior to Soleras Advanced Coatings, Dr. Subramanian worked in several multi-national corporations and technology startups in business management, marketing and technology leadership positions. Dr. Subramanian has extensive experience in specialty materials industry working with semiconductor, flat panel display, photovoltaic and ophthalmic industry. With over 20 years experience of working with international customers particularly in Asia and Europe, Dr. Subramanian is an excellent global business director.

Degree: Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, USA.

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