In 1989 Dick finished his study operational technology maritime engineering. He immediately found a job as application engineer at HCS, creating machine vision inspection systems. After a couple of years, he worked 6 years for camera manufacturer Adimec as sales manager being responsible for international sales in the USA, Japan and Europe to local distributors. He was also key account responsible for OEMs in the defense and semiconductor industry. In the meantime, he got his technical business degree at Amsterdam University in 1992.
Since August 2004 he is the managing director of DVC machinevision bv.