Pallas Athena, the end of an era.
As a consequence of a worldwide Perceptive Software restructuring, “The Church” (PSW Apeldoorn office) will be closed.
I feel the need of mourning with tears in my eyes and a knot in my throat.
For me it represented 2 fantastic years in many ways.
I was already thrilled by the fact of working at a software developing company with offices in a former church!
Apeldoorn became my home. A peaceful haven with only 15 minutes bike ride from home to work.
The ambience at the office was great. We worked very well together. With efficiency but also with friendship.
We where very excited to recreate the process products from scratch for the cloud. The first working set of modules 100% in the Everywhere platform.
I learned a lot from this job and from my colleagues. The day to day interaction and iterations of product and feature design with Product Owners, Project Managers, Developing teams, Tech Writers, Testers, etc. would multiply the quality of the deliverables and our professional and personal growth.
Last but not least, I had the most awesome UX team to work with. A world wide team of more than 13 pros in different areas like Interaction Design, User Interface Design, Front-end Developing, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Usability, Accessibility, Information Architecture…
The spirit of the old company (Pallas Athena) remained ’till the end. Many where within the company for more than 20 years!
I will miss them all. Specially from R&D:
Serhan Yengulalp – CTO Perceptive Process (Will return to USA)
Frank Vollebregt – Development Manager (Remains in Naarden)
Dolf Grünbauer – Team lead Development / Architect (Remains in Naarden)
Mark van Roermund – Product Manager
Christiaan Esmeijer – Product Manager
Arjan Kok – Release Manager
Gerrianne Knopper – Engineering Project Manager
Jacob Rimmert Jong – Engineering Project Manager
Process Mining Team
Georgi Jojgov – Senior Software Engineer / Team lead / Architect, etc. (Remains in Eindhoven)
Yanning Luo – Software Engineer
Process Design Team
Synco van Deursen – Team lead / Architect (Remains for 6 months)
Maria Zimakova – Software Engineer
Tam Do – Software Engineer
Process Client Team
Patrick Pol – Team lead / Architect (Remains for 6 months)
Pieter de Haan – Software Engineer
Process Engine Team
Maarte van Hattem – Software Engineer (Remains for 6 months)
Bart van der Klip – Software Engineer
Harry Friemann – Software Engineer
Kristiaan Jansen – Team Lead/Software Engineer
Renny Wijngaard – Software Engineer
BPM|one Dev. Team
Bastiaan Prijs – Software Engineer
Jeroen Weijers – Software Engineer
Boris Daljevic – Software Engineer
Lars Willekens – Test Engineer
Paul Melching – Test Engineer
Adriënne de Regt – Brieffies – Technical Writer
Hajo Reijers – Head of BMP Research
Eduardo González López de Murillas – PhD Candidate at TU/e
Felix Mannhardt – PhD Candidate at TU/e
Support Services Team
Jeffrey de Jong – Supervisor of Global Support Services (Remains in Naarden)
Hans van Egteren – Global Support Specialist (Remains in Naarden)
Rob Smit – Global Support Services Engineer (Remains in Naarden)
Mischa Lindenbergh – HR Business Partner (Remains in Naarden)
Tina Bemmel – HR & Payroll Assistant (Remains in Naarden)
From other teams like
Hennie Hoevers – Office Manager/Coordinator
Claudine Boeijen – Management Assistant
Paul Eertink – Product Marketing Manager BPM
Dave van ‘t Hoenderdaal – Solution Architect (Remains in Naarden?)
Eling Homminga – BPMone Integration Consultant
André Wols – Team Lead Professional Services / Service Manager
Bianca Schothuis – Project Controller (Remains in Naarden)
Mary-Jane Spetter – Manager of Product Training Delivery
Hienadz Drahun – Interaction Designer
Giuseppe Stillo – IT Application Engeneer
Emiel Kelly – Trainer/Coach BPM
…and many more…
Without counting the ones that have left or been laid off on previous restructuring like:
John Hoogland, Hans Sandberg, Tanja Van der Krabben, Peter Walraven, Sander Bloem, Arjan de Haan, Peter van den Brand, Bram Diederik, Tjalko Bouma, Inge Bouma, Katja van den Brandt, Ciska Brink, Emmy Dudok, Patrick Ekkel, Ric Klaren, Christian Middelweerd, Jelle Breuer, Diane van den Top-Reezigt, Geert Heinhuis, Erland Kniese and many more that I might be forgetting…
Will definitely miss “The Church” and the spirit within.