Kees van Velzen, June 1st, 1954 – April 23rd, 2014
With deep regret we announce that Dr. Kees van Velzen, one of the founders of Metrohm Autolab, formerly Eco Chemie, passed away on April the 23rd, 2014. Kees van Velzen is the founding father of the Autolab instruments. He was a pioneer in the field of the digitalization of the potentiostat and revolutionary in the field of digital impedance measurements. Despite the fact that Kees van Velzen had no direct influence on our company anymore for the last 15 years, you can feel his spirit still around. His philosophy of hard work and prioritizing customers is still fully supported. Also the loose and informal atmosphere is still prevailing. With Kees van Velzen, the electrochemical society loses an influential person in the field of electrochemical instrumentation.
From left to right, Sef Coenen, Kees van Velzen, Gertjan Brug, 1987