Huisman board appoints André Meijer as chief executive officer (CEO) per August 2015; Joop Roodenburg to become chief technology officer (CTO)
Huisman announced that André Meijer is appointed as CEO, effective August 1, 2015. This appointment follows the decision of Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO this year to the CTO position.
From his new position as CTO, Roodenburg will remain a member of the board and will now be able to fully focus on technical innovation for the company’s various product groups, Huisman said. Furthermore, to continuously develop the company’s link with clients, Roodenburg will also continue to lead the sales and concepts group.
On behalf of the Huisman Board, Joop Roodenburg said, “Since 1981 Huisman is a family business. I have taken over from my father, and it is my dream that my children will take over the company in time. I have reached the age of 65 and I feel that it is time to further pave the way for the next generation by stepping aside and entering a role focused on innovation and technology.”
Ir. André Meijer, a mechanical engineering graduate from the Technical University in Delft, previously held the position of managing director of Imtech Marine, as well as leadership positions at Volker Wessels Telecom, KPN, AT&T and Philips Lighting.