I am Ruud, and I have taken over your screen as you can see !
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Born in the city of Tilburg in 1976 and still residing there. This online hub collects and redirects to my personal interests and social activities in my daily life and that on the world wide web. See pictures and short movies of me traveling across the globe. Either traversing high Himalayan mountain ranges, penetrating deep into a South American jungle or crossing an African desert.

Follow internal links by clicking them in the text, or get redirected to pages of interest in a new screen. Using the section navigation on top of the pages to navigate across this website.

As of 2022 my daily business will be with ENGEL, as an application and digitalisation engineer.

As such my expertise on plastics processing will support ENGEL's sales and service with 18 years of experience as a senior in the Plastic Polymers Processing department with material supplier SABIC. Where I was operational within the global operation of Application Development.
I will continue with advanced injection moulding operations and material conversion techniques, with special attention and focus to digitalisation and digitisation in industrialisation using assistive and networked technologies.

In the recent years I also became a freelance instructor with Microcentrum on the topic of plastics processing. Allowing me to share my knowledge and expertise with an even broader industry audience.

Please feel free to join my professional network via Linkedin

Traveling has always been a passion of mine!

Both privately as within my work I have been in the fortunate position to travel, which has opened my eagerness to people and experiencing different cultures. Werther on a trekking and climbing adventure or vehicular expedition around the globe, I will update my various social media channels to keep you informed.

'Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer !'

'Its all part of the fun'

Self-reliant overland travel to (remote) destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, it is accomplished with mechanised purpose-built expedition vehicles like my Steyr 12M18 or the MAN KAT trucks of my friends of the Holland Africa Tour. Read more about my truck and the build details in the dedicated Project 12M18 sections using the navigation bar.
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'It will not get any more robust than this !'

Engine: liquid-cooled six cylinder, 4-stroke diesel engine
with direct injection and turbo-charging
Engine power: 130 kW (177 hp)
Drive: Permanent 4x4, center, rear
and front locking differentials
Design speed: 100 km / h
Range: ~700 km
Maximum load: 5150 kg
Total weight: 11500 kg
Facilities: Winch

'One life, live it !'

As one of the most exciting uses of digital cinematography is aerial drone cinematography. Coupled with the current rise in inexpensive RC drones technology, digital cameras mounted with such devices provide a quick entry point into aerial drone cinematography.
More clips on my Vimeo.

'Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away'

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Unconventional, or functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability.
It's exercises tend to be multijoint, multimuscle exercises. Instead of only moving isolated joints, a functional exercise might involve the complete functional body movement. This type of training, when properly applied, can make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life.