Stratagem Group was founded in 2005 by Paul van IJsselstein and Bouke Veldman.

In 2012 Gert Jan Hermelink founded Stratagem Consulting as a new brand name within the Stratagem network, also including Stratagem Strategic Research.

Since 2017 the Stratagem network consists of Stratagem Group BV and Stratagem Consulting BV.


STRATAGEM advises public and private industry that require forward looking preparation for industrial change. The company has led various global strategic projects and critical technology clusters involving cross border organizations and governments.

The company is part of the Stratagem Network, to which Stratagem Consulting also belongs.


STRATAGEM has since its conception developed a maintenance, engineering, logistic and training support program for the F-16’s of the Chilean Air force, and has developed a new technological solution for sustainable surface treatment of aircraft and helicopters.

The company is currently leading the charge in new MRO concepts for the future, focusing on Composite Repair & Training and solutions for improving the efficiency of current training methods for a new generation of specialists and students through its subsidiary STRATAGEM Innovation Singapore.


After the innovation stage, prototype development takes the upper hand. STRATAGEM takes on the responsibility to bring the finalized product to the market place, covering all corners of the globe. Part of bringing the product to market involves implementation and on-the-job training which STRATAGEM coordinates and leads.

Incubation for Innovation

STRATAGEM specializes in conceptualizing and coordinating the development of break-through technology achieved through superior understanding of directions, trends and inefficiencies in Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul processes.

Innovation is achieved by leveraging on STRATAGEM’s global network of industry leaders, partnerships with scientists at top technical universities, governmental bodies, and technology institutes.

During innovation phase, STRATAGEM is responsible for project managing, raising necessary capital/financing, project planning, and making the business case for the market. Our team involves market participants at an early stage to sit on the development boards of new innovative products to ensure requirements are matched with real market place processes and needs.

Centre of Excellence Creation

Each newly developed product offers its own unique sustainable solution, automated process, economic efficiency gain, and process technology break-through. STRATAGEM has the capability and experience to work with its partners to create regional Centre of Excellence hubs.

Vision & Philosopy


We believe innovation is best achieved through Collaboration. STRATAGEM works closely with a global network of industry leaders, scientists at top technical universities, governmental bodies, R&D institutes, and laboratories, to develop smart solutions for changing industry needs.


Many processes across Aerospace, Defense, and Maritime industries, are out-dated and harmful to people and environment. STRATAGEM only takes on projects that promote overall better efficiency gains for People, Planet and Profit.


Many areas across MRO are ripe for change and innovation. STRATAGEM originates and helps develop concepts such as Robotics Solutions, Automation, Training, and Process Improvement, to help prepare industry to newly introduced technology, sustainable capacity growth, and overall efficiency.


STRATAGEM Innovation Singapore Pte Ltd

This organization is responsible for the development of global eco system for  Composite Application Centers. The first of such centers will be developed in Singapore in partnership with Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Pty.

Under the partnership with Composite Cluster Singapore Stratagem will be  responsible for the development of a CAAS/EASA certified composite repair facility and for a training center in close cooperation with local parties.

LR Systems B.V.

LR Systems is an earlier spin-off of STRATAGEM Group in 2016 that is dedicated for the development and commercialization of the laser coating removal robot (LCR) and for development of more effective paint solutions.

Stratagem Consulting BV

This organization is part of the STRATAGEM network, that is specialized in airport development,  providing 2nd opinions and strategy development. More information

Meet the team

Paul van IJsselstein

Paul van IJsselstein


Barend van IJsselstein

Barend van IJsselstein

Director STRATAGEM Singapore Innovation Pte Ltd

Marcelo Cantor

Marcelo Cantor

Brazil Representative

Rob Meeng

Rob Meeng

Military Advisor

Eveline Krätz

Eveline Krätz

Communications manager