As of April 1st, 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.
‘We warmly welcome Marc on board,’ says CEO Arnout Damen. ‘With his experience and background, he is certainly able to take operational excellence within our company to an even higher level.’
With an MSc in Civil Structural Engineering from Delft University, Van Heyningen 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.’
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.