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 business development 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

OCAS speeds up the R&D processes of its customers through a specialized multi-disciplinary approach combined with innovative testing methodologies. The alloy and metallic coating development for our customers is supported by advanced combinatorial, digital and nano-characterisation tools.