Our Team

ForMetis is an engineering company in the field of enterprise engineering. This field encompasses the design, modeling and operation of enterprises with the supporting information systems.

Joost Vermolen and Steven van Kervel are the founders of ForMetis.

Ing. Joost Vermolen M.Sc.

Ing. Joost Vermolen M.Sc. is director of Formetis. He is an entrepreneur and information systems engineer with 30+ years of experience. His competences encompasses the human skills based approach of the design of enterprises; enabling the knowledgeable staff of the enterprise to design their best way of working to serve the customer in the best way. In addition he is a software engineer who designs and implements sophisticated information systems for large and complex organizations. One of his many competences is the application of ITIL. Joost Vermolen holds an electrical engineering degree and a M.Sc. in Enterprise IT Engineering from the Antwerp Management School of the University of Antwerp.


Dr. ir. Steven van Kervel

Dr. ir. Steven van Kervel founded in 1998 Formetis together with Joost Vermolen. He works currently on the application of the blockchain technology to design robust and fault tolerant enterprises, notable the world financial systems. A range of blogs is being written about this subject. He is the developer of the “SlimDossier” information system, the DEMO engine and the Enterprise Operating System. Previously he conducted research in the field of analog and digital electronics, diagnostic ultrasound and optical disc (CDROM) technology. Currently he publishes on theoretical subjects of DEMO and enterprise engineering together with the other Formetis researchers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He holds a M.Sc. in electrical engineering, analog and digital electronics from the Eindhoven University of Technology and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Delft University of Technology.

Ir. Bob Zijlstra M.Sc. is together with Joost Vermolen managing director of Formetis.
In addition to his management and project leading skills, he combines technical competences and strong human oriented skills. He is the most experienced Formetis DEMO modeler of complex enterprise models. He holds a M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology.



Prof. Dr. Eduard Babkin

Prof. Dr. Eduard Babkin, Formetis research partner and consultant.
Prof. Dr. Eduard Babkin is professor at the National Research Universiteit HSE in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and Formetis researcher. He holds two doctorates, from the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, Russia and the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in  Rouen, France, in computer science and engineering. He is a leading expert in many areas; ontology engineering, business modeling (DEMO), corporate information systems, information system engineering. He is (co)author of six scientific books and published many research papers in international scientific journals and conferences. He has 6 years of experience in software engineering in the professional world, including telecom. He is a strong supporting and knowledgeable consultant for complex questions in information systems.

Dr. Sérgio Guerreiro

Dr. Sérgio Guerreiro, Formetis research partner and consultant.
Dr. Sérgio Guerreiro is Formetis researcher and contributed to the development of the DEMO engine. He is also assistant professor at the Lusofono University in Lisbon, Portugal. He is expert on the area of information systems engineering, business process modeling (DEMO) and enterprise control systems.  He has 8 years of experience in the telecom industry. He holds a M.Sc. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Lisbon on the area of computer science, notably enterprise control systems.


Ing. John Hintzen holds a degree in software engineering. He is the experienced developer of customer applications and the Formetis software tools.

Ir. Tycho van Meeuwen holds an M.Sc in Informatics from the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is the software architect of the Formetis software tools.

Leon van Kervel M.Sc.  holds a Master degree in economics from the Tilburg University. He is responsible for business development in Formetis.

Ing. Marek Skotnica holds a Master degree in computer science from the Czech Technical University. He is continuing his work for a Ph.D. in computer science, in the fields of enterprise engineering, conceptual modeling and model driven enterprise information systems. He also works on the development of the DEMO BPM engine and the Enterprise Operating System.

Mariejanne van der Heijden has been our office manager since 2007.

Willard van der Heijden holds a degree in economics and works on sales and new business development.

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