The Catalisti team welcomes two new colleagues

We’re excited to announce that two new catalysts have joined the Catalisti team. Peggy Fredrickx and Aron Deneyer are ready and eager to further support our members in accelerating innovation into business!


Peggy, 45, has a PhD in Physics from the University of Antwerp. She began her career as manager of Bayer’s Process Analyser Technology Group. Later on, she worked as unit manager at Bayer Material Science/Covestro, with particular expertise in HyCO, nitrobenzene and aniline production. At Catalisti, she will focus on delivering innovations in Process Intensification and Transformation. She will also strengthen the Moonshot team.

“I’m looking forward to being the engine of solid innovation projects and partnerships!” – Peggy


Aron, 29, completed his PhD on biomass conversion at KU Leuven. As a postdoc, he developed a new reactor platform for zeolite synthesis. He went on to work at Oleon as an R&D engineer in the field of oleochemistry. At Catalisti, Aron will mainly focus on innovations in Biobased Value Chains and Advanced Sustainable Products.

“There still is a wide array of sustainable innovation opportunities in chemistry and plastics. Let’s seize them together!” – Aron

Accelerating innovation into business

“Through their experience and expertise, Peggy and Aron will support us in serving the needs of our members even better”, says managing director Ann Verlinden. “They are eager and ready to set up innovation projects with impact, thereby helping all companies across our sector in accelerating innovation into business. Welcome to the team!”

Check out Peggy’s extended bio on her LinkedIn page
Check out Aron’s extended bio on his LinkedIn page