Paul Linssen

Owner and Chairman


In 1999, Paul Linssen founded Progress-PME and spent the first ten years as Operational Manager of this rapidly growing Company. Since 2007 he is supported by the Management Team.

Paul studied chemical technology at the Higher Technical School (HTS) in Amsterdam and subsequently completed his chemistry studies at the University of Amsterdam cum laude. Paul began his career at Gist-brocades (now DSM-Gist) in Delft as  a process technologist in the development department and testing factory. He continued his career at the CLB (now Sanquin) in Amsterdam as head of the process department and as project manager and finally became technical director of Centocor in Leiden.


In his free time, you will find Paul (1960) walking in the mountains or sailing on the sea. In the winter, he goes skiing with his family and if possible skating with friends and colleagues.


  • Engineering and validation of HVAC, utilities and cleanrooms
  • Project and programme management
  • Project front-end studies
  • Cost engineering
  • Creating layouts