Heesen Yachts has announced the appointment of Arthur Brouwer as CEO of the company, effective February 1, 2016. Brouwer has been serving as executive chairman since September 2014.
Brouwer has in-depth experience in retail, automotive wholesale and production in addition to a track record of 19 years both in senior leadership roles as well as CEO positions in listed, large family companies and private equity firms.
“It is a great privilege to head Heesen, an internationally respected company which has been setting standards of excellence and design engineering innovation for the past 38 years,” Brouwer says.
“My past experiences have enabled me to acquire great knowledge of the operational excellence, sales and marketing, strategy and my concrete aim moving forward is to capitalise and build on what has previously been achieved by taking Heesen to the next chapter of its history,” he concludes.
Founded by Frans Heesen in 1978 in Oss, Heesen Yachts has the capacity to build yachts within the 34m–75m size range, and beyond. In 38 years the company has delivered over 170 yachts.
The current fleet includes aluminium, steel, displacement, semi-displacement and the new fast displacement hull form.