EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 
A. Tamer Ünal, Ph.D. – Founder and Chairman of the Board
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.
 
Gurer Ünal – Chief Executive Officer & Chairman Executive Committee
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, ICRON and Quintiq. He has a MsC Degree in international management and marketing from Breda University of Applied Sciences.
 
Nejdet Pamuk – Managing Director Europe & Asia
He joined ICRON in 2003 and as the company grew became Managing Director for Europe and Asia. Prior to joining ICRON, Nejdet was Regional Director for ERP vendor QAD and also worked for Computer Associates in different executive positions around the world. He has a MS in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.
 
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. – Business Consulting 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.
 
Mert Ertürer – Business Consulting Director
Mert joined ICRON in 2010 in the role of Business Consultant. He was appointed Business Consulting 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.
 
Mine Kaçan – Services & Support 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. 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 Pestreli – 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.
 
Ayşe Özay – Sales Director Turkey
In 2013 Ayşe Özay joined ICRON as Account Manager and was promoted to Sales Director for Turkey in 2016. Before joining ICRON she worked in several commercial roles at Turkcell, Orange and HSBC. Ayşe holds a Master degree in the field of Industrial Engineering from the Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey and a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.
 
Levent Ozkan – Sales Director AsiaPac
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.

ACTUAL BLOG POST

 
Does Your Optimization Solution Improve Both Productivity and Compliance?

In today’s fast-paced and hypercompetitive business world, in the rush to produce goods and deliver services as quickly as possible, companies are often tripped up by thorny compliance issues.

more February 8, 2017

LATEST NEWS

 
Brisa Bridgestone, from serial transaction based to parallel process oriented planning.

Amsterdam, 13 April 2017 – Today, Brisa Bridgestone –a leader in the tire manufacturing industry in Turkey, with an annual revenue of app. Euro 500 million –celebrated the go-live of the new parallel planning solution. The new ICRON solution makes it possible to have an integrated parallel planning of the two main production processes.

more April 13, 2017

UPCOMING EVENT

 
Production Planning and Optimization Conference

ICRON is sponsoring the Production Planning and Optimization Conference, which takes place April 25th 2017 in Bursa. Beside visiting ICRON in our booth, you can also listen to the presentation of ICRON during the conference.

more April 12, 2017

* Why ICRON

A faster time-to-value than any other software on the market !

Reveal undiscovered insights across all business silos !

Leverage unlimited what-ifs to evaluate/model trade-offs !

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