Huisman has appointed Theo Bruijninckx as Chief Executive Officer, effective 6 April 2018. This appointment follows the decision of Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO to fulfill the role of President. Mr Bruijninckx is responsible for the daily operations of the company, while Mr Roodenburg will focus on the continuous development of technical solutions and relationships with customers. The Huisman Works Council, which was involved in the process, gave positive advice on the appointment.
”Since 1981,Huisman has been a family owned business. I have taken over from my father and my wish is to handover the company to the next generation,” Mr Roodenburg said. “I am 67 now and want to step into a new role which allows me to fully focus on innovative technology for our current and new markets. We have been working with Theo for almost a year now and are convinced that he will further build on a solid and more structured foundation for our company. Besides his proven experience in a sector relevant to our business, we share the same conviction that innovation is key for the success of Huisman. In addition, we have come to know him as a no-nonsense, straightforward and pleasant person.”
On 1 May 2017, Mr Bruijninckx, a business economics and postdoctoral controller graduate, joined Huisman as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board. He has extensive general and financial management experience as he worked for 24 years at Ballast Nedam. In 2004 he joined the Ballast Nedam Board of Directors, first as CFO, followed by seven years as CEO.