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Heyningen appointed new Damen COO

Heyningen appointed new Damen COO

(Posted on 26/03/20)

As of 1st April, Marc van Heyningen will become the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Damen Shipyards Group. This completes the Executive Board of the leading Dutch maritime solutions provider.

Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

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

Marc 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 Vice President of 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.”

Mr Van Heyningen is the successor to Jan-Wim Dekker, who started as Chief Commercial Officer on 1 January. In addition to Mr Damen, Mr Dekker and Mr Van Heyningen, Andreas Fluhrer (Chief Transformation Officer), Tom Touber (Chief Financial Officer) complete the board.

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