Heesen has announced the appointment of Mark Cavendish as its new sales and marketing director. Cavendish will replace Fabio Ermetto, who left the Dutch yachtbuilder at the end of June 2013.

Cavendish will bring his 35 years’ experience within the industry to the role, and will also utilise the time he has spent working alongside Ermetto over the last five years.

In a statement to the industry Heesen said of Cavendish’s appointment:

Mark will further professionalise the sales and marketing operations of our company. In addition, we are very pleased to announce that Niels Vaessen also joins our board of directors, in the capacity of Finance Director. Niels has previously worked at PwC and has been working for Heesen as finance manager since 2012. Together with Hans Boerakker, who already is a managing board member and will continue in his capacity of Production Director, our managing board is now again composed of three managing board members. 

We are confident that this new team will successfully manage the shipyard and continue to build on the existing strengths within the company.


From left to right: Niels Vaessen - finance director, Hans Boerakker - production director, Mark Cavendish - sales and marketing director. Image courtesy of Dick Holthuis.

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