X-Infex Anti-Microbial 
-Infex  Anti-Microbial Polymers

The Executive Team

The executive team of X-Infex B.V. consists of Herb Ulmer, Nico Klay and Hugo Noordhoek Hegt.

Herb Ulmer is an experienced polymer chemist and entrepreneur, Nico Klay an experienced medical entrepreneur and Hugo Noordhoek Hegt is an experienced entrepreneur in the chemical industry.  Their backgrounds complement each other and as a team they have more than 75 years of experience in these market segments. With a mix of technical know-how and strong application focus in various industries, X-Infex B.V. looks to become an innovative, high-tech company committed to reducing the risk of microbial infection in the global arena.

The polymeric materials are presently in the development stages and are tested together with a couple of strategic partners in various market segments. Regular updates on their antimicrobial properties and physical characteristics will be forthcoming. New interested parties please contact us at the below contact details.

About The Executives

Herb Ulmer (1965) was born and raised in the USA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1987 and his Ph.D. in Organic-Polymer Chemistry in 1991, both from the University of Massachusetts. In 1992, he conducted a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Delft, The Netherlands. Returning back to the USA, Herb was in charge of new product development for the specialty chemical company, International Specialty Products during the period of 1993-2003. In 2003, Herb relocated to The Netherlands. Soon thereafter, he became one of the founding partners of PolyVation Cosmeterials B.V. and began actively consulting the Chinese private chemical company, Boai NKY Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Subsequently, Herb became CTO of Boai NKY and helped the company in its successful bid to become publically listed on the Shenzhen stock exchange in 2010. Herb has successfully developed and commercialized multiple products for the personal care and healthcare markets. He has multiple patents and international publications to his name and significant experience in regulated markets. 

Herb joined forces with Nico Klay and Hugo Noordhoek Hegt in 2018 to start their new company, X-Infex B.V. Herb will focus on the research and development of the technology and products. Herb is married with three children and enjoys the outdoors, traveling and sports.


Nico Klay (1962) was born and raised in The Netherlands. He graduated as Medical Doctor from the University of Leiden in 1987 and finished his International Business Education (MBA) at the Rotterdam School of Management in 1989. The first six years of his career he worked for Sandoz, a multinational, pharmaceutical company. Upon leaving Sandoz, Nico began his entrepreneurial career by becoming one of the founding partners of Plexus Medical Group (largest healthcare consulting company in the Netherlands) and founder, board member and shareholder of Zorgdomein BV, Performation BV and Plexus Interim BV, respectively. In the last five years, Nico has successfully capitalized on his endeavors and reinvested in multiple healthcare startups. In 2012, he joined the board of Bergman Clinics as COO, later as CMO and finally as CFO. In 2016 till 2018 Nico worked as CEO at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital.

In 2018, Nico joined forces with Herb Ulmer and Hugo Noordhoek Hegt to start their new company X-Infex B.V. Nico will focus on the commercial and business development of the technology and products in primarily healthcare market segments. Nico is married and has three children and is an avid sportsman (running, cycling, skating, skiing and tennis).  

Hugo Noordhoek Hegt (1961) was born and raised in The Netherlands. He obtained a Master's degree in Law at Leiden University in 1986. After his military service, he worked 17 years for Akzo Nobel. After his first role as assistent secretary to the Board of management, he fulfilled several sales and marketing management positions within the Coatings division in The Netherlands. In 1995 he was sent to China as a sales and marketing manager within a JV with Beijing Red Lion coatings. In 1997 he became overall responsible for Car Refinishes in North Asia, initially based in Singapore and later in Shanghai, China. In 2001, Hugo was appointed Managing Director of a Global business in Non-Stick and High Heat Coatings based in Chicago and with manufacturing facilities in the US, South America, Europe and Asia. In 2004 Hugo left Akzo Nobel for a Swiss family-owned company Sicpa in Lausanne in order to manage and sell their Packaging Inks division. After the divestment was realised in 2005, Hugo was appointed Board member of Siegwerk Druckfarben in Cologne (acquirer of the Sicpa business). Hugo left Siegwerk after 12 years in 2017 and supported a start up company Fintech Foundry as a temporary director and co-investor (www.ok.app: digital wallet that facilitates all types of transactions from your mobile phone).

In Q4 2018, Hugo joined forces with Herb Ulmer and Nico Klay, and will focus on the commercial and business development of technology and products. Hugo is married, has three children and enjoys all mountain sports, running, tennis and golf.