Royal Huisman appoints new CEO

Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has announced the appointment of Jan Timmerman as its new CEO, commencing 1st August.

52-year-old Timmerman will work alongside a management team featuring technical director Jaap Gelling and financial director Harmen Peters.

Timmerman has worked and lived in a number of nations, including the U.S.A., Mexico and China, and before joining Royal Huisman he found success – as a press release notes – as management director and president of “international businesses in the fields of premium-coated aluminium and lighting solutions supplying both high-end architectural projects as well as original equipment manufacturers.”

In a statement on behalf of shareholders and the supervisory board, Jan Willem Doeksen said, “We are very pleased to get such an experienced, international and qualified CEO on board.”

“I am very much looking forward to maintaining and expanding the success of Royal Huisman through blending 21st-century technology and innovation, traditional craftsmanship and timeless values,” said Timmerman in his own statement.

Royal Huisman is currently working on a number of projects, including an 81-metre (266-foot) contemporary schooner designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley – which will be one of the Top 10 largest sailing yachts in the world, and the largest aluminium sailing yacht in the world, upon her delivery in 2020. The yard is also working on the mysterious Project Phi.

For more information, visit Royal Huisman.

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