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Danny Pattyn is senior partner and managing director of Porometer nv and Porometer Ltd.

He (co) founded Benelux Scientific in 2001, after more than 10 years of experience in the field of scientific instrumentation. Prior to founding Benelux Scientific, he was director international sales and marketing at TA Instruments where he expanded their thermal analysis and rheology business from a small network of distributors to a business with several direct offices. Under his management, TA Instruments grew to market leadership in several European countries.

Before he joined TA Instruments, Danny had his own company, ATAS, representing TA Instruments products in Benelux. In that period, he and his team expanded the business for TA Instruments from less than 10% to over 50% market share. As a result of this success, in 1993, his distributor company was bought by TA Instruments.

Earlier in his career he worked at Gates Europe and Bekaert as a polymer chemist.

Danny holds a degree in chemical engineering from the technical university of Oostende and an MBA from the Vlerick management school.