The First Impression

We're a group of developers, designers and entrepreneurs who have teamed up to create amazing software products.

The Company


Phusion was founded in 2008 and strives to create easy to use, robust and efficient software for high-demanding server environments. Not shy of a challenge, we love to tackle difficult problems with elegant solutions. This attitude is embedded in our company DNA.

Engineers & Artisans

Phusion consists of engineers and designers who strictly work on products they are passionate about and that they use themselves in a day to day setting. This allows for continuous improvements to take place, culminating in an unparalleled level of attention to detail in our products. From one click installers that do all the heavy lifting underwater to clean UIs that make the complex comprehensible, this is what we love doing most.

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The Team


Ninh Bui

Co-Founder & CEO

When Ninh is not writing software, designing UIs or organizing conferences he can be found mashing Shoryukens at Street Fighter 4 tournaments like a World Warrior. Ninh holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente.


Hongli Lai

Co-Founder & CTO

Hongli has over a decade of open source experience. From contributions to Autopackage to GNOME, Hongli is a well known developer, especially through his work on both Ruby and Rails. Hongli holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente.


Tinco Andringa

Union Station Lead

Tinco has a passion for programming languages and software. When he isn't programming or reading he can be found playing his guitar or dancing to breakbeats! Tinco holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente.


Goffert van Gool

Developer & DevOps

Goffert played World of Warcraft at a competitive level and was at one time a top 50 PvP player. He is passionate about problem solving and mastering new technology, and loves to apply his skills in the kitchen. Goffert holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente.


Daniël Knoppel

IT Specialist

In a past life, Daniël got great joy out of overwhelming his opponents in StarCraft with Zergling rushes. Nowadays, he uses those talents in fighting off software bugs and writing optimal code. Daniël holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente.


Niels van der Zanden

Software Engineer

After years of developing .NET web applications, Niels was looking for new ways to expand and apply his knowledge on web development. At Phusion, he will be cleaning the chimneys of Union Station. Niels holds a degree in Software Engineering from Saxion University.


Nick Visser

UI/UX Designer & Illustrator

Nick's biggest passion in life is creating things. With years of experience in a wide range of design fields, he makes sure both the aesthetic and functional side of Phusion’s design stays top notch.


Sheryl Man

Head of Sales & Marketing

Sheryl is passionate about customer satisfaction and board games! Originally from London, Sheryl has 8+ years of experience doing sales in Hong Kong before moving back to Amsterdam. At Phusion, Sheryl will help spread the word about the business value of Phusion's product lineup.