Organisation & Management


OCAS is composed of two units: Operations and Technology and Programmes and Strategy. Operations and Technology is the largest OCAS unit and comprises five departments: Materials characterisation and testing; Applications and solutions; Surfaces; Metallurgy; Technical support & services.

The Programmes and Strategy unit consists of programme managers and technology maturation platform managers. The main function of this unit is to ensure that projects and deliverables are meeting customer demands.

Interested to join our team? Check our current job and traineeship offer.



Serge Claessens

Chief Technology Officer

Today, the customer added value OCAS provides to metal producers and processing companies is recognised by an increasing number of international clients. These organisations become highly loyal – repeatedly relying on our R&D services, as they seek our advice and solutions personalised to their particular needs.


Sven Vandeputte

Managing director

Our structural partnerships with our partners in the Metal Processing Centre (MPC) and in the Metal Structures Centre (MSC) have proven to be real market successes.  The solutions we provide to our customers’ complex, multi-disciplinary material development or application problems are simply better when we combine our core strengths with those of our various partners, to offer a total solution.