INFOMRS NEws: In Memoriam - Leo G. Kroon (1959-2016)

Leo G. Kroon, a professor of quantitative logistics at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), and a logistics consultant in the Department of Process Quality and Innovation at Netherlands Railways (NS), passed away Sept. 14 at the age of 57.

Professor Kroon was a member of the NS team that won the prestigious INFORMS Edelman Award in 2008 for its model-based contributions to the development of the 2007 NS timetable. He was also the recipient of the 2008 ERIM Impact Award.

During his 32-year career at RSM, Professor Kroon served in many positions and roles: scientific researcher, professor, ERIM member and ERIM Fellow, as well as a supervisor to many master’s students and Ph.D. candidates, and as chairman of the Examination Board. Professor Kroon was instrumental in building a world-class research group on decision support tools for the planning and real-time operations control of public transport systems.

He will be remembered as a brilliant and erudite colleague who was committed to his students, Ph.D. candidates and colleagues.

Source: RSM