van Wijk, Elias

van Wijk
R&D Director
Punch Powertrain, Belgium

Elias van Wijk is the director in charge of all research and development activities of Punch Powertrain NV, a Belgian global player in automatic transmissions and innovative clean powertrains. Punch Powertrain produces high efficient continuous variable transmissions in their Nanjing plant in China. The R&D center at the Punch headquarters in Sint-Truiden, Belgium, develops hybrid powertrains and full electric drives based on own developed technology. Elias van Wijk joined Punch Powertrain in 2011.
He started his career at Robert Bosch as engineer and served Bosch in the next 13 years as Project Manager, Director Sales and Vice President Engineering at the CVT business unit. From 2009-2011 he founded and co-owned, a Dutch company in solar systems.
Elias holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology.