Our founders

Image: Mr. Jo Laurier (seated), Mr. David Laurier (standing)


Jo Laurier, M.Sc., MBA

Chairman of the Board since 1985
Founder of AppliTek N.V.

David Laurier, MBA

Exec. Vice Chairman of the Board
President & CEO 2000 – 2017


Sad News on a Special Day

It is with great respect and sadness, that we have to share that José Laurier passed away on March 26, 2020. 35 years ago on this very day he had founded AppliTek.

‘Father Laurier’, as he was called by many, was a widely respected man. In addition to being the founder of AppliTek, for many he was also the father.

We will commemorate Jo Laurier appropriately and his life’s work will continue through us.

José Laurier
25 March 1943 – 26 March 2020

Husband of Annie, father, grandfather of two grandchildren
Founder and Honorary Chairman of AppliTek NV
Honorary chairman of Epas NV
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Innovest NV

Engineer, MBA, entrepreneur, astropsychologist, parapsychologist, theologian, philosopher, historian, truth seeker, author of ‘The Hidden Riddler, Between Up and Down’, electronicist, inventor, chemist, physicist, political scientist, anthropologist, poet, good guy.