Simon Meirsschaut is a civil electrotechnical engineer of Ghent State University (Belgium) and Master of Arts of Princeton University (New Jersey, USA). He started his career in scientific research in the field of solid state device physics. At the National Investment Company in Belgium, he was the initiator of several industrial initiatives in the fields of the environment, electronics and other. He was government commissioner and finance manager of Synatom, the company in charge of the Belgian nuclear fuel cycle.
Since 1986 he is an independent consultant to management and interim manager. He owned and managed the Belgian anodising company Analu from 1998 till 2007. Nowadays he is serving the aluminium surface treatment industry as technical coordinator of ESTAL where he is monitoring relevant European legislation. He also takes care of the daily management of QUALUBEL, the association of Belgian Qualicoat and Qualanod labelholders. He further acts as a consultant on REACh and on ISO-certification for ‘downstream user’ multi-national companies.