GBM Works consists largely of a growing team of technically skilled engineers but also of those with experience in financial administration and business development. Because the overall aim of GBM Works is the development of a revolutionary technology with unprecedented consequences for the entire offshore industry a lot of research has to be performed. This makes GBM Works the ideal place for graduate students that want to contribute to sustainable development as well as graduate with a scientifically and technically interesting subject. Are you interested in the development of GBM Works or would you like to know whether there might be a spot on the team for you? Take a look at the career section to learn more!


Ben Arntz

Founder & CEO

Ben is the original inventor of the Vibro-drill technology and one of the two founders of GBM Works. He saw the need for a silent piling solution while working as a student intern in the offshore industry in 2014. Ben has been developing the technology since mid-2016 using his expertise in design based mechanical engineering and his extensive offshore background.

Govert Meijer

Business Developer

Govert is one of the most experienced members of the team with respect to business development, coaching and analytical problem solving. Using his strategic skills, Govert manages the team to perform optimally when new challenges emerge.

Margreet Sluimer

Administrative Assistant

Joris Kievits

Mechanical Engineer

Leonard van der Bijl

Graduate Student
Penetration prediction model

Sven van Nieuwenhuizen

Graduate Student
Structural pile dynamics

Sanne Blok

Graduate Student
Bearing capacity investigation

Thomas Taks

Graduate Student
Machine retrieval investigation


Dorine Bosman

Vice President Wind and HSSE at Shell

Wouter Dirks

Manager Engineering & Innovation at Van Oord

Willem Ackermans

Former member of the Supervisory Board at Eneco

Cees van Wendel de Joode

Director at TMS Engineering