Jan Clyncke is Managing Director of PV CYCLE and Board Member of ZRN. He represents the manufacturers and distributors of solar panels that are located outside the Netherlands.
Jan has a master’s in law and has taken additional courses at the Vlerick Management School and EHSAL in Belgium. For a few years he worked as a manager in production and logistics in the meat industry and then moved to the waste industry. He worked in various positions at Van Gansewinkel, now Renewi, for 12 years where he accumulated much experience in setting up voluntary and mandatory collection systems for waste such as packaging, electric and electronic equipment, discarded tyres, cooking oil and fat, and waste oil.
In 2008, he became the General Manager and, in 2016, a Board Member of PV CYCLE, the first collection system for solar panels in the world. Up to 2014, this system was voluntary and in 2014, it became a mandatory producers’ collective.
Jan is a Member of ZRN’s Board and works closely with the other Board Members to embed representation of the Dutch solar energy sector in the OPEN Foundation for the long term.