“I have always found technology interesting, which is why I opted to go to an MTS (technical secondary) college when I left school. You receive a fairly general education there. Useful, but I enjoy working creatively. So after a while I went to work at a company that made lighting plans for shops, offices and the hotel, restaurant and catering industry. This entails such aspects as atmosphere and efficiency. Creatively enthralling, but on the other hand also fairly limited as regards applications. So after several years I was ready for a new move: horticulture.”
“It's a special experience to be part of a new development. For example, I recently drove through Finland on a working visit. The lights in the greenhouses turned the layer of clouds orange. As I was driving through the dark night from one orange layer of clouds to the next it occurred to me that there would probably soon be lots of purple-colored clouds in the Finnish sky: the combination of the deep-red and blue from our LED lamps. I'm convinced that in the near future our innovations will be the new standard. The development that we're all working on really represents a major breakthrough. It's really very special to be involved in this technology in these times.”
Harrie van der Linden
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