Meet our team

SIP Protection, that is you. You are the reason we exist. Your needs and requirements on all levels of what you daily wear are carefully taken into consideration by our team. That team consists of experts: technicians, designers and manufacturers. In this section, you’ll meet only 5 of them. Know that behind them there is a team of more than 2 000 people, who make sure that your garment is a the perfect one.

Team members

Paul Verhelst
Business Development Manager

I carry SIP Protection in my heart. And I’m not the only one. Everyone who contributes to the creation of your trousers and jackets breathes SIP Protection. But this really means everyone. From sales manager to designer, to technical drawer, to assistant, to stand contractor, to researcher and developer. We wake up and go to bed with SIP Protection.

Your world is ours. Not just from our drawing board. No. We are constantly with you. We talk to you. Now and then we even do your job. Just to know how it feels to work with SIP Protection garments. We listen to your feedback.

At SIP Protection we all want you to get the best garment. Technically perfect. A garment that fits you. In other words: ergonomic fitting. But what we really mean is that you feel good with it. Every day again. That’s the most important.

Alexandre Ramon
Technical Sales Manager

I joined the SIP Protection team back in 2011 and it has ever since been a great journey of perseverance, great discoveries and fulfilling experiences for me.

I discovered the thrill of designing and developing products that meet the highest quality standards. Designing from scratch is so rewarding because I also help assuring that these products find their way to you, the end user. Daily contact with you (whether you are the day-in day-out forester or tree climber or landscaper), brings my ideas (and all SIP Protection team members) to life. I enjoy your company and listen carefully to your experiences and suggestions. I cherish this quality time every single time!

Of course, none of this would ever be possible without the whole SIP Protection team. We are continuously self-contemplating about how we can market products that are perfectly fitted to your (the end users’) needs.

Carine Demets
Technical Product Manager

A garment is simple? Forget it. You have to think about so many things. The fabrics, the zip and other closures, the patterns, the cut, the finish, the logos, the stitching yarn, the welding tape,… they all have an impact on the final result.

At SIP Protection, we add another element: passion. My passion as technical expert and the passion of everyone who is involved in the development and production of your jacket and trousers.

As a technician, I make sure that every step in the production process, from initial design to the workshop, runs smoothly. Sketchings become technical drawings, patterns and calculations. Logos should be added. Purchases have to be done so that we can make your trousers and jackets. Made to be worn. Without worrying. For all your work.

Jeroen Verscheure
Laboratory operator

I’m the guy that tests your gear. The own testing rig for chainsaw protective clothing is really my thing. I love to perform this (and other) test on the garments. To see the results always makes me proud to be part of the SIP Protection team. You can read more about the testing rig amongst others in the R&D section.

As a music and sports fanatic, I am practical handyman, relying on my education and on my experience. In my job, it is important to do the tests meticulously, according to the prescriptions of the norms. I test a lot of garments for many applications. Our own material and also garments from others. SIP Protection garments are reliable, that’s a fact. At that testing rig, I realise every day how important it is to choose the right garments.

Elisa Debourse
Sales Assistant

Sales assistant, devil do all. That’s me! I am the backbone of our sales, assisting the team with info about availability, delivery time, quotations, order taking, follow up of the internal product flow from design to shelf and many more.

Although my work is indoors, I am an outdoor girl, loving life in all its facets. I absolutely benefit from my weekly Yoga lessons, staying calm and Zen in any circumstance. Cooking and baking are my other hobbies. I find it very relaxing and I make people happy with it. Isn’t that what we are living for? To make other people and ourselves happy people. I am a free spirit, hands-on in everything I do. At SIP Protection I’ve found the perfect work-life balance. My skills of event manager (that’s what I’ve studied) often come in handy, handling the SIP Protection swirls Alexandre and Paul. Their enthusiasm is contagious.