Dr. Ulrik Beste has been working with materials through his whole career. A Master of Science in Engineering Physics with Material Science was followed by a Doctoral Thesis in Materials Science, with a deep tribological analysis on cemented carbide wear in rock drilling. After working in the rock drilling business, he joined a metal powder manufacturer as a material developer, to later gain responsibility for the atomizing unit in the build of the largest gas metal powder factory in the world. His in-depth knowledge of materials was the key to founding VBN Components in 2008, where he is still working today as CTO. Ulrik is very interested in cars, politics and pop music.