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DAMEN SHIPYARDS GROUP HIRES NEW COO

Monday, March 23, 2020 

From 1 April, Marc van Heyningen will become the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Damen Shipyards Group.

This completes the Executive Board of the Dutch maritime solutions provider. Van Heyningen is the successor to Jan-Wim Dekker, who started as Chief Commercial Officer on 1 January. In addition to CEO Arnout Damen, Dekker and Van Heyningen, Andreas Fluhrer (Chief Transformation Officer), and Tom Touber (Chief Financial Officer) serve as board members.

"We warmly welcome Marc on board," said Arnout Damen. "With his experience and background, he is certainly able to take operational excellence within our company to an even higher level."

Van Heyningen is a MSc in Civil Structural Engineering at Delft University and has spent the vast majority of his career working for Fluor Corporation in various general and operations management positions in, for example, The Netherlands, The UK, India and the USA. His last role was VP Operations based in Fluor Company Headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

“I very much look forward to joining the Damen team and working to strengthen project execution and quality of delivery,” he said.

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