Huisman Appoints Theo Bruijninckx as CEO – Heavy Lift News
6 Apr 2018

Huisman Appoints Theo Bruijninckx as CEO

Schiedam, 6 April 2018

Huisman announced today that Theo Bruijninckx is appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective as per today.

This appointment follows the decision of Joop Roodenburg to step down as the company’s CEO to fulfil the role of President. Theo Bruijninckx is overall responsible for the daily operation of the company, Joop Roodenburg will focus on the continuous development of step changing technical solutions and on the valued relationships with customers.  The Huisman Works Council, which was involved in the process, gave a positive advice on the appointment.

Joop Roodenburg says: ”Since 1981 Huisman is a family owned business. I have taken over from my father and and my wish is to handover the company to the next generation. 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, Theo Bruijninckx (55), 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.   


Huisman is a worldwide supplier of step changing technical solutions to the world’s leading companies in the oil and gas, renewable energy, entertainment and civil markets.  

The projects vary from stand-alone components to highly engineered integrated systems, from concept to installation and life time support. The Huisman operations are divided between the offices in The Netherlands, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Norway, Singapore and the USA and the facilities in The Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic and China.  

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