Rik Mertens

Rik Mertens

Global Applications Manager
“Datacolor uses state of the art algorithms to match colors. If the software does not give you the results you expected, check the reproducibility of the samples! Sometimes that is all you need.”

— Rik Mertens 


For over 30 years, Rik has been an integral part of Datacolor. As our Subject Matter Expert for the paint and coatings industry and the applications specialist for all Datacolor software, he knows the ins and outs of managing color throughout the supply chain. Rik works with global key accounts in the PCS industry to define and implement color management solutions tailored to their needs. He also works closely with product managers and R&D to update and improve Datacolor software. 



Experience + Success

  • Assisted R&D and Product Management departments to design, develop and introduce Paint 1, Paint 2, Match Pigment, ColorReader and ColorReader Spectro
  • Converted Jotun from competitor’s products to Datacolor, a 3 year project that was successfully completed
  • Implemented Datacolor Paint software at Crown Paints thereby replacing a competitor’s instruments and introduced ColorReader
  • Member of the Datacolor Sustainability Committee
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