EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 
A. Tamer Ünal, Ph.D. – Founding Partner
He is the visionary and founder of ICRON, which was established in Chicago USA in the early nineties. Tamer has been working on large scale Supply Chain Planning, Scheduling and Optimization systems for clients around the world for over two decades. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and is an Associate Professor at Industrial Engineering Faculty of Bogazici University.
 
Gürer Ünal – Chief Executive Officer
In 2017 Gürer Ünal was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Executive Committee of ICRON. Gürer was involved with ICRON from the start in 1992. He also founded IMS Project Management in 1995, the first professional project management company that still operates in Turkey.
 
Z. Caner Taşkın, Ph.D. – Chief Technology Officer
He joined ICRON in 2001 and specializes on large-scale optimization methods and software. He was named the recipient of the 2010 Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award given by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and his research has appeared in many leading Operations Research journals. Caner received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and as an academic he teaches in the Industrial Engineering department of Bogazici University.
 
Maarten Baltussen – Chief Revenue Officer
Maarten joined ICRON in 2016, leveraging his extensive international sales experience of over two decades in logistics and supply chain management, to accelerate the growth of the company. Maarten has held similar leading positions for brands like JDA and SAP and holds a MsC Degree in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management of National Logistics Academy in Venlo, The Netherlands.
 
Alfred den Besten – Chief Marketing Officer
In January 2017 Alfred joined ICRON to head up global marketing. Alfred has over 25 years international marketing experience, the last 7 years he has held similar CMO / global marketing positions at Xebia, Planon, ORTEC and Quintiq. He has a MsC Degree in international management and marketing from Breda University of Applied Sciences.
 
Ahmet İhsan Ertuğrul – Board Member
As one of the founders Ahmet is part history and future of ICRON; he was involved in the first stages of the development of the ICRON solution(s) and still is one of the key persons within the R&D department. He is one of the visionaries of ICRON, but he is also the ultimate problem solver for any customer. He has a true passion for solving very complex supply chain puzzles. Before ICRON Ahmet worked as software engineer for Inteks and ArtSoft Software. He holds a MSc degree in the field of Computer Engineering from the Middle East Technical University.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

 
Barış Selçuk, Ph.D. – Services & Support Director
Barış joined ICRON as a business consultant in 2010. Before joining ICRON, he worked at ASML. He authored various academic papers in international scientific journals. Barış holds several University degrees; B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Since 2007 he is Ph.D. in Operations Management & Logistics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. In 2009 Barış became Assistant Professor and in 2013 he became Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul. He is now currently working as the Services and Support Director starting from the end of 2017.
 
Mert Ertürer – Operations Director
Mert joined ICRON in 2010 in the role of Business Consultant. He was appointed as Operations Director in 2017. The past decade Mert was the lead consultant at numerous ICRON supply chain optimization projects. He holds a degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering from the Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.
 
Zeynep Erem Alişoğlu - Global Finance Director
Erem joined ICRON in 2017. Prior to joining ICRON, she worked at PwC, Fortis Intertrust and General Electric. She has over 10 years of working experience in reporting, budget, audit and controllership. Erem holds a B.A. degree from Bilkent University in Business Administration and an MBA from University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
Mine Kaçan – Product Management Director
Mine joined ICRON in 2000 as Project Coordinator. In 2010 she became Management Consultant and in 2016 she was promoted to Director of Services and Support. She worked in the same position until she started to work as Product Management Director at the end of 2017. Before joining ICRON Mine was Research Assistant at the Boğaziçi University. She holds a Master and BSc degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering from the Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.
 
Dilay Peştreli – Corporate Services Director
In 2015 Dilay joined ICRON as Program Manager and in 2016 she became Corporate Services Manager. In 2017 she was promoted to Corporate Services Director. Before joining ICRON, she worked as a management consultant in the area of organizational change and development, strategic planning and corporate performance management. She holds a MSc degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a BSc degree in Physics Engineering, both from Istanbul Technical University.
 
Sanjay Nair - Director Asia Pacific
Sanjay joined ICRON in January 2018 to accelerate the company’s growth in the Asia Pacific region. He has over 21 years of experience in software consulting, project management, business development, marketing and P&L management. Prior to ICRON, Sanjay spent the last 17 years in similar leadership positions for brands such as SAP and most recently, served as Managing Director for South East Asia at Quintiq. Sanjay holds a BSc Degree in Computer Information Systems from Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA.
 
Levent Özkan – Pre-Sales Director Asia Pacific
With over 15 years of experience in the Information Technologies industry and 9 years of experience in sales and technical sales management, Levent is a veteran in his field. He has worked as a consultant and technical manager for ICRON in Istanbul and Singapore between 2005 and 2011. After that Levent worked as a presales consultant and sales manager in the Business Intelligence and Analytics domain in Singapore between 2011 – 2016. In 2016 he joined ICRON again to lead the sales for Asia. Levent holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University.
 
Kerem Seçilmiş - Sales Director Turkey
Kerem joined ICRON in 2017 as Sales Director. He has 17 years of sales & sales management experience. He began his sales career in IBM. After various sales positions in Hyperion, Vodafone and Oracle he has joined ICRON. Kerem holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University, Turkey.
 
Sibel Mersin - Sales Director Turkey
Sibel joined ICRON as Sales Director in 2018. Within her 20 years sales management experience she has participated in numerous challenging ERP and SCM projects and delivered significant achievements in several global software companies like; SAP, Microsoft and Oracle. She holds a Master and BSc degree in the field of Industrial Engineering from İstanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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