New CEO at Sea Trucks GroupCompany News // October 20, 2011
Sea Trucks Group (Sea Trucks) recently announced the appointment of Robert-Jan van Acker as its Chief Executive Officer.
Mr van Acker (39) has over 13 years experience in the international marine industry. He joins Sea Trucks from Svitzer Group, the global provider of specialised marine services, where he worked for over 10 years in a series of increasingly senior management positions.
Mr van Acker led the salvage, Euromed and ocean towage divisions from 2005 onwards, and lately held the position of Senior Executive Vice President as well as being a member of the executive committee of the Svitzer Group.
Mr van Acker also led the Svitzer team in its successful joint venture, working with Sea Trucks on the removal of the West Atlas Rig in Australia in 2010.
He established Svitzer India and was Managing Director of the Wijsmuller Ocean Sparkle JV, a marine services company focused on delivering tugboat services to LNG terminals in India.
He holds a BA in Business Administration from the Hanze Business school in Groningen, The Netherlands and an Executive MBA from IMD Business school in Lausanne, Switzerland and will take up his position later this year, at a date which will be announced.
Until then, Jacques Roomans (owner and President) will continue in his position as Chief Executive Officer.