Melle Kruisdijk is Director of Market Development at Wärtsilä Power Plants and responsible for leading the market development activities in Europe. Melle holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and a Master in Business Administration from the Berne University of Applied Science. He started his career at Woodward Governor in 1998. In 2000 he joined Alstom Power in Baden (Switzerland) where he started in the Service group. As of 2006 he took on the position of Business Sales Manager for new turn-key Combined Cycle Power Plants in Europe. Melle joined Wärtsilä in October 2011.