David Roodenburg Appointed CEO of Huisman
Huisman announced today, Thursday, that David Roodenburg, third generation of the Roodenburg family within the company, has been appointed by the Supervisory Board to become the new statutory CEO of Huisman. His father, Joop Roodenburg, has built the company from a regional player to a reputable multinational – a leader in heavy construction machinery. Joop Roodenburg is currently active as President, after he had appointed Theo Bruijninckx CEO in April 2018, with the objective to prepare the company for the next generation. Theo Bruijninckx will remain active in Huisman in his role as the company’s CFO.
Since 1980, Huisman has been owned and led by the Roodenburg family, growing from 20 employees to 2,000 to date. Joop took over from his father Ies Roodenburg in 1990.
Jaap Korf, Supervisory Board Huisman “The Supervisory Board highly appreciates the way in which Joop Roodenburg has led Huisman to the technical world player it is today. It is a privilege that the next generation Roodenburg also wants to dedicate its talents to Huisman. Both children have positively chosen for the company. David Roodenburg now as CEO and Charlotte Roodenburg being responsible for New Build Sales. As part of the transition, David Roodenburg will continue to lead Huisman in close cooperation with Theo Bruijninckx. We wish David all the wisdom and energy to move the company forward and we will assist him with advice.”
David Roodenburg, 36,has a masters in Precision Microsystem Engineering (PME) and a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. He is the third generation in the company, having been active within Huisman since 2008. He was responsible for the order intake, which led to the construction start and subsequent successful delivery of the Huisman Brazil facility. In 2013, he became Manager System Architecture, focussing on the transformation of concepts design into multi-disciplinary system designs. Early 2016, he moved into developing new businesses for Huisman, resulting in two major contracts in China. In August 2017, he became the Manager of the Tender engineering & Product development department, focussing on the future markets and vision of Huisman.
(The complete press release is available on this link)