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New CEO Appointed for Kenz Figee Group

Jan Pieter Klaver has been appointed as the new CEO of Kenz Figee GroupMeeMaken BV, the participation company and investment fund that became owner of Dutch offshore crane supplier Kenz Figee Group in 2016, has appointed Jan Pieter Klaver as new CEO of Kenz Figee Group.

Mr Klaver worked at Heerema for 26 years in a variety of positions, at the former Norwegian yard of Heerema and at Dockwise amongst others. In 2004 he joined the board of Heerema Fabrication Group and in 2009 he joined Heerema Marine Contractors, first as COO and from 2010 until June 2017 as CEO.

Roderik van Seumeren of Meemaken BV: “After the takeover of Kenz Figee Group in June 2016, Natasja Sesink and I lead this great company with full commitment. In the meantime, we have gotten to know the employees, the market, the culture and habits of the company and the employees have gotten to know us as well. The technical knowledge and commitment of the people at Kenz Figee is fundamental for the prosperous future of the company, despite the present difficult time in offshore oil & gas.”

Mr Klaver: “I got to know Kenz Figee as a motivated organisation, with an enormous ability to innovate. This drive, as well as the commitment of Roderik and Natasja, give me confidence in the growth of this Dutch world-class offshore equipment company. As an entrepreneur I will invest myself in the company by taking over 20% in shares of MeeMaken BV. With the innovative power to build equipment for other markets, such as the dredging market and the up and coming offshore wind industry, Kenz Figee can achieve a prosperous future. The newbuild gangways and development of the SeaSpyder are good examples of this  ability to innovate.”