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C-Job Restructures Management to Accommodate Team Akzo Nobel Volvo Ocean Race

To continue its commitment to client-focused ship design and engineering services, C-Job Naval Architects is reorganising its management team. As of 1 March 2017, Basjan Faber will replace Job Volwater as the company’s Managing Director. Mr Volwater will move into the position of Commercial Director. The reason behind the restructuring is that Mr Volwater has accepted the position of Team Akzo Nobel Sailing Director for the duration of the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race.
C-Job Naval Architects was set up by Mr Volwater and Mr Faber ten years ago. Since then, the two men have expanded the business into what is today the largest independent ship design and engineering firm in the Netherlands.

Talking about his changing function from Design Director to Managing Director, Mr Faber says: “Since we established this company ten years ago, Job and I have worked closely together to grow the team. We now have more than 65 naval architects and structural and mechanical engineers working over three offices. We have come a long way.” “I am very much looking forward to taking on the responsibilities of Managing Director,” he adds. “On behalf of myself and the personnel here, I wish Job and the Akzo Nobel sailing team the greatest success. It is going to be very exciting for us to follow their progress in this esteemed sailing race.”

A passionate lifelong yachtsman, Mr Volwater is looking forward to fulfilling his dream of working towards Team Akzo Nobel’s challenge in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race. “As Sailing Team Director, I will be responsible with all aspects related to the team’s sailing activities,” he says. “This includes performance, crew safety, equipment and technical issues.” Mr Volwater’s connections with C-Job will not go unmissed: the Dutch naval architects office will be assisting Team Akzo Nobel with engineering and design queries. “We have considerable experience working in the yachting world,” continues Mr Volwater. “With detailed engineering and construction, ship’s systems, layout and safety. This is where C-Job can and will assist the team.”

In the position of Commercial Director at C-Job, Mr Volwater will continue contributing a supporting role within the company’s sales team for the sixteen-month duration of the sailing race. The Volvo Ocean Race starts in Spain on 14 October 2017. It then passes through Portugal, South Africa, Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Brazil, USA, UK and Sweden before finishing in the Netherlands in June 2018.