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The Ambroise team

Do as much as possible themselves,
and that with a small team

The right mix of people - down to earth mentality - knowledge and experience - enjoying our work

Ambroise do as much as possible themselves, and that with a small team. From drawing board to actual product, we have the knowledge. With an enthusiastic team, every day we are ready for you to design beautiful products. To mount them with care and love for technology. And to give you advise, from our collective knowledge on what is the most functional solution for you, how it can be fitted and how you can get the maximum out of it.
It is wonderful work to help you and get you maximum functionality by using our orthoses. Therefore the Ambroise team is happy to help you and find the best solution.


Meet the team:

Nils van Leerdam



Nils founding father of Ambroise. After his PhD at the University of Twente in 1994 the started Ambroise. The company has started then only with a UTX orthosis. Meanwhile, Ambroise has become a well-known supplier of different orthoses.

Nils prefers to develop new orthotics. Over the years he has managed to develop an impressive range of innovations. He does not do that on his own, but together with Mark. And both they form the innovative heart of the company.

Nils also like working with the client at Ambroise, but also on location in the country and that for over twenty years. These years of experience has taught Nils a lot about how orthotics can help to increase the functional capabilities of the client. To put that knowledge into practice in order to help people gives Nils a kick. After all, the fitting room is the place where Nils learns every day how Ambroise orthoses can still be designed better.

Joep de Laat



Joep is a trained orthopedic instrument maker. He is trained to individually advise about what orthoses best suits the client’s functional limitations. Since Joep has worked at Ambroise, he has developed himself into a very valuable employee, because of his quiet personality and expert way of working gives clients confidence that they are in good hands. Joep always keeps himself open and honest for his clients. Joep works together with the physician and orthotist to help you find the best solution.

Joep is active throughout the Netherlands to give advice on location, to measure or adjust orthoses. Joep is more oriented to the south of the Netherlands, while Nils is more active in Northern Netherlands, but regularly they choose who can best help the client.

Mark Besselink



Mark is working at Ambroise since 2000 after his studies Biomedical Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente. Mark is responsible for Research & Development at Ambroise. At Ambroise we find it very important thinking about how we can make our products even better. That’s why Mark is also a very important player in the Ambroise team.

Together with Nils, Mark has ensured that Ambroise is internationally recognized as a highly innovative player with a distinctive view of the development of ever-better orthoses, focusing on lightweight, dynamic and functional.

Chris van Dijken



Chris is the master of Ambroise’s internal process. He is responsible for the order administration. In addition, Chris manages the purchase of our company. In addition, he is the driving force behind our quality system. And if that is not enough, he is also the man who get’s almost all the questions (telephone and email) of customers and suppliers. Due to his all-round knowledge of our company and products, he is quickly able to answer you or, if necessary, refers to the right colleague.

Karin van der Veen


Karin, as management assistant, is responsible for the financial administration. She calmly maintains overview in our often buzzing office and is a true support for Nils in keeping our company financially healthy.
The beauty of a small team, however, is that you can also get Karin on the phone if you call us and then you can expect a quick and adequate answer to many of your questions. Karin is not only a financial administration expert, she is also just an enthusiastic member of the Ambroise team.

Semine Cansiz


Semine is a financial assistant in our team. She supports Karin in adequately running our finances. Essential in securing we accurately invoice our customers, but also in ensuring that our suppliers get paid in time. On top of that she likes to spoil the people around her with her cooking skills, leading to lovely smells in our kitchen during lunchtime every now and then.

Hans Snijders



Hans has been a stable employee for many years in our workshop. As a real breed technician he has already converted hundreds of technical drawings into orthoses for as many clients. Love for technology and the knowledge that we can truly make a difference with our products for people with functional limitations, makes Hans every day proudly making beautiful products.
Whether Hans needs to make an custom-made UTX or solder a Wilmer Carrying orthosis, he does it all with pleasure and enthusiasm.

Thijs Wildevuur



Thijs is a technical factotum who found his turn in our workplace. With a lot of feeling for detail and finish, Thijs wants to make the best ortheses. Thijs is only happy if there is a “nice product” in the box.

As a real member of the Ambroise team, Thijs likes to take that one step more. And if Joep of Nils receives a message about another very satisfied client, Thijs already works with a big grin on a new orthosis for another client.

Anson Ling

Anson Ling


Anson is as product manager responsible for the product-related marketing strategies. He also takes care of the implementation of these plans. It is his job to ensure that our beautiful products are brought to the attention in the right way. A challenging job in the rapidly changing world of modern communication.

In a very short time, Anson has become a proud member of the Ambroise team. With great enthusiasm, our young, smart fellow is looking for new opportunities every day to ensure that our clients know where to find us, so that we can help them turn their limitations into opportunities.

Annelies de Jong



Annelies is responsible for all media and communication at Ambroise. Website, manuals, videos on YouTube: It’s all Annelies’s work. She can ask the Ambroise team as no other about what is really important in what we do, and put our both feet on the ground again, because with all that jargon, no normal person still understands us.

Annelies has the great challenge of translating what we do in clear images and texts so we can share it with you and the rest of the world. As a photographer she is a good observator, but especially a good listener. With these two qualities, she is an asset to our Ambroise team to make our knowledge, innovation and service visible to you.

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