Peter Buttiens has a Msc. Industrial engineering & Computer Technology. He has also received in 2002 an International executive MBA from Vlerick Business School.
Since 1991, he has been working as different international sales and marketing positions for companies such as Summagraphics, CADlink, Mutoh and Ergosoft.
As of March 2007, he works as CEO at ESMA, ESMA is the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association. In Europe, the association brings together suppliers, printers and consultants with a total of 62 members. This includes all the specialized, functional and industrial printing using screen and digital process for large format, printed Electronics (organic solar cells, sensors, RFID), automotive parts, in mold decoration (IMD), technical and decorative glass pressure, textile printing applications.
During the last 3 years, he coordinated the FP7 EU funded project CLIP which developed a whole range of new conductive inks and CORNET project POLEOT.
He has developed several strategical partnerships with PEPSO Drupa, Glasstec, Interpack, Euroshop also with many other exhibitions in Europe.