Jan Pieter Klaver appointed as new CEO for the Kenz Figee Group.
MeeMaken BV, the participation company and investment fund of Roderik van Seumeren and Natasja Sesink, since 2016 owner of Dutch offshore crane supplier Kenz Figee Group, has appointed Jan Pieter Klaver as new CEO, who will lead the company to the next stage.
Jan Pieter served at Heerema for 26 years in a variety of positions, amongst others at the former Norwegian yard of Heerema and at Dockwise. In 2004 he joined the board of the Heerema Fabrication Group and in 2009 he joined Heerema Marine Contractors, first as COO and from 2010 until June 2017 as CEO.
Roderik: “After the takeover of Kenz Figee in June 2016 Natasja and I lead this great company with full commitment. Meantime, we have become immersed with the employees, the market, the culture and habits of the company and the employees have come 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.”
Jan Pieter: “I got to know Kenz Figee as a motivated organization with an enormous ability to innovate. This drive as well as the commitment of Roderik and Natasja give me confidence for the growth of this Dutch world-class offshore equipment company. As an entrepreneur I will invest myself in the company by taking over 20% of the shares from MeeMaken BV.”
The future of Kenz Figee can be achieved with the innovative power to build equipment for other markets such as the dredging market and the upcoming offshore wind industry. The newly designed gangways and the development of the SeaSpyder are good examples of this ability to be innovative with creative outcomes.
Besides these developments, Kenz Figee sees an upturn in the traditional offshore oil & gas industry with the manufacture and delivery of six cranes to their clients in 2018.