Technical Director for Pre-Press, HYBRID Software NV
Patrick began his career in the packaging software industry in 1988 as a developer for the Belgian company DISC Graphics, which later became part of Barco Graphics. In 1993, he joined several other DISC/Barco colleagues at Artwork Systems, and soon became R&D Manager for the team which created the first Macintosh-based pre-press editor for packaging. Even after Artwork Systems merged with Esko in 2007, Patrick continued leading the development of the pre-press editors team until 2011.
In 2012, he founded PACKZ Software and pulled together a talented development team to once again challenge the status quo with an innovative native PDF editor for packaging pre-press, PACKZ. PACKZ Software soon started a business and technology partnership with HYBRID Software. Today, both companies are co-located in Gent, Belgium, where Patrick is now Technical Director of the pre-press software tools for HYBRID Software.