Mr. Glastra was appointed CEO of Novanta in September 2016, having joined the company in 2012 as Group President and becoming COO in February 2015. Before joining Novanta, he led global technology businesses in advanced manufacturing and medical end-markets during an 18-year career with Philips, both in Europe as well as Silicon Valley. He most recently served as CEO of Philips’ Entertainment Lighting and COO of Philips Lumileds. He has also held multiple general manager and leadership positions at various Philips divisions and served as Director of Corporate Strategy in the Philips’ corporate headquarters. He started his career as Product Manager of Computed Tomography in the Philips’ Healthcare division. Mr. Glastra holds a MS in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology, an Advanced Engineering Degree from ESPCI in Paris, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.