In memoriam: Willy Sansen (1943 – 2024)

Member of the Board at Caeleste from 2017 till 2024

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Willy Sansen, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Science at KU Leuven, as well as esteemed member of the Board of Directors at Caeleste.

Willy leaves behind an indelible mark on both the academic and corporate worlds.

Throughout his illustrious career, he was a beacon of knowledge and innovation in the field of engineering. He dedicated over four decades to educating and inspiring countless students at KU Leuven, where he served as a Professor of Engineering Science. His passion for research and teaching earned him widespread respect and admiration from colleagues and students alike.

His influence extended far beyond the walls of academia. As a valued member of the Board of Directors at Caeleste since 2017, he brought invaluable expertise and guidance, shaping the direction of the company with his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence. His keen intellect, coupled with a profound understanding of engineering principles, made him an indispensable asset to our team.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Willy will be remembered for his ongoing dedication to his colleagues, friends, and family.

He was a mentor to many, offering guidance and support with kindness and humility.

His contributions to the field of engineering and his impact on Caeleste will continue to inspire us for years to come.

Our thoughts are with Willy’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. May they find solace in the memories of a remarkable man.

Rest in peace, Willy Sansen.

You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

Check our open vacancies!