ETC’s Company Structure

ETC has permanent sites at Jülich in Germany, Almelo in the Netherlands, and Capenhurst in the UK. We also have a permanent team based at the Orano nuclear site in Tricastin, France.

ETC’s main corporate entity is based in the UK, while we run operating companies in each of the countries where we are present.



Reinhard Hinterreither
Chief Executive Officer

Reinhard was appointed CEO in 2013, after joining ETC as Chief Operations Officer in 2010. Before joining ETC Reinhard was President and CEO of Louisiana Energy Services LLC, a wholly owned Urenco subsidiary. Before that he was Executive Director of Risk & Business Support at Urenco Ltd.

Reinhard holds an MBA from Texas A&M, a Masters in Technical Physics from Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, and an Electrical Engineering degree from the Higher Technical Institute (HTL), also in Linz.

Laure Claquin
Chief Financial Officer

Laure joined ETC in September 2020. Previously she was the General Manager of an Orano team of 160 people, providing dismantling services for decommissioned nuclear installations in France. Prior to that, she was Vice-President for Strategy, Chemistry and Enrichment Activities and Head of Strategy and Business Development for Orano’s Chemistry & Enrichment Business Unit.

Laure holds two Engineering degrees, one from École polytechnique and one from Agro ParisTech and has also served in the French Navy.

Ian Crombie
Site Director ETC U.K. and Head of Technical Services

Ian became the Site Director of ETC’s UK operations at Capenhurst in 2020. Ian has spent 39 years in the Nuclear industry, all of them based at the Capenhurst site. Prior to joining Urenco he worked for BNFL, supporting the development of centrifuge technology. He joined Urenco Enrichment Technology in 2004, as a Mechanical and Process Design Manager, and transferred into ETC when it was formed.

Ian holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Liverpool University and also undertook post-graduate studies in Process Integration at the University of Manchester.

Pieter Folkers
Commercial Director

Pieter joined ETC when it started in 2006, having previously worked at Urenco for more than 10 years. Before becoming Commercial Director, he worked as QA Manager and Procurement Manager and has broad international experience in various industry sectors. Pieter is a joint Managing Director of ETC’s subsidiary, Pronexos.

He graduated from the University of Twente in the Netherlands with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering.

Stefan Kirchhoff
Site Director ETC Deutschland

Stefan is the Site Director of ETC’s site in Jülich, Germany. Stefan joined ETC in 2003 leading corporate IT and Supply Chain departments, having previously worked as a business consultant at CMG/Logica and a mining engineer at RAG. Stefan specialises in strategic development and project management and has extensive experience of supply chain management and IT in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Stefan is also Managing Director of our subsidiary companies in Germany: Pronexos GmbH, and STORNETIC GmbH.

Stefan graduated from RWTH Aachen University as an Engineer in 1990.

Leon Lagendijk
Site Director ETC Nederland

Leon is the Site Director of ETC’s Dutch site and operations in Almelo, The Netherlands, and also the Managing Director of our subsidiary, Pronexos B.V., which operates from the same site. Leon joined ETC in 2008, having previously been Plant Manager for Impress Metal Packaging B.V. He has also held positions at Fokker Aircraft and Urenco in the Netherlands.

Leon graduated from Delft University of Technology with a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds a Business Development qualification from the London Business School.

Michael Smith
General Counsel & Company Secretary

Michael joined ETC in 2004 and is the Company Secretary and General Counsel. During this time, Michael has overseen ETC’s legal requirements and obligations in areas such as corporate governance, intellectual property, joint ventures and change management, working across European and American legal jurisdictions.

Michael holds a BA in English Language and Literature from Swansea University.

Hedwig Snijders
Operations Support Director

Hedwig joined ETC in 2008 and has held a wide range of key roles, including running ETC’s new manufacturing sites and managing ETC’s business transformation. Based in Almelo, she is now ETC’s Operations Support Director, taking responsibility for the smooth running of all ETC operations across four countries.

Hedwig holds Masters qualifications from Eindhoven University of Technology (in Technological Design) and University of Groningen (Mathematics)


The ETC Board of Directors