Taco van der Maten is marketing manager at PANalytical in Almelo, the Netherlands. In this position, he is responsible for the global polymer, oils, fuels, petrochemicals, and environmental markets at PANalytical, a worldwide supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, near infrared spectroscopy,cross-belt analyzers based on pulsed fast and thermal neutron activation technology, and sample preparation equipment for several analytical techniques.
An ASTM member since 2006, van der Maten is chairman of the Committee on Declarable Substances in Materials(F40), which develops standards for the evaluation of materials and products for RoHS and for recycling and use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronicequipment (REACH) and similar requirements; and rare earth materials. He is also a member of the committees on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants (D02) and Plastics (D20).
In 1985, the year he graduated from the Dr. Ir. W.L. Ghijsen Institute in Utrecht with a degree in analytical chemistry,van der Maten became a research chemist for Heineken. He then worked as research chemist, service delivery manager, and business development manager at RoyalDSM N.V. in Sittard-Geleen before joining the PANalytical staff in 2006.