Nico van Leeuwen - director Marketing & Sales at VBH: "We believe the ultimate luxury is custom innovation, turning your dreams into reality. By developing user-friendly innovations for all on board, we create new experiences for the yachting lifestyle."
“We not only specialise in Audio Visual and IT, but also in lighting and security and bespoke installations that merge art and technology. It’s both exciting and inspirational to see the different technical disciplines within VBH working together to realise a project. The potential of what can achieved is always growing since technology develops so fast. Anticipating the future requires us to be flexible and agile and keep thinking ahead. The process of integration is as much an art as a science, and when everyone with their different skill sets and specialisations works as a team the results can be truly exceptional. Combining the very latest in technology with the beauty and craftsmanship of the world’s finest yachts is something of which I never tire.”
Van Leeuwen: "VBH offers fantastic service throughout the yacht's lifecycle. We employ dedicated, highly specialized Field Service Engineers and Service Coordinators to ensure fast response times, no matter where the yacht is. With our 24/7 helpdesk, we are able to offer round the clock remote assistance. We have a worldwide support system, with quick response times."
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VBH (Van Berge Henegouwen) has appointed Jeroen van den Hurk as CEO, effective 1 May 2019. Van den Hurk succeeds Michiel Haverkorn van Rijsewijk and has a broad experience as managing director in the technology and logistics industry, and in guiding companies towards a new future. For the past seven years Van den Hurk has been Managing Director of VDL Industrial Modules, a contract-developer and manufacturer of modules and systems for OEMs.
The Supervisory Board of VBH is confident that the appointment of Jeroen van den Hurk will enable the company to further develop its strengths in the worldwide superyacht industry. “Van den Hurk has a genuine understanding of the needs and aspirations of our company and we are delighted to have him onboard,” comments the board.
“Over the last couple of years, VBH has professionalised its operational processes and project management and made significant investments in developing innovative solutions and products. The objective is to continue enhancing capabilities to handle multiple large projects in the superyacht industry while continuously improving our working methods, keeping track of progress and ensuring high-quality on-time delivery. Van den Hurk is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. He will provide the leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”
“I am honoured to be the new CEO of VBH and fully committed to this exciting new challenge,” Van den Hurk adds. “My career to date has given me a close affinity with technology, security and AVIT, all of which are vital areas to VBH clients. I look forward to making a positive contribution to the company’s growth strategy together with its team of dedicated professionals.”
VBH will continue to leverage on the experience of Michiel Haverkorn van Rijsewijk as he remains involved in the company as an advisor. The Supervisory Board has expressed its gratitude to Haverkorn van Rijsewijk for his many valuable contributions as CEO over the past years.
VBH transforms entertainment onboard superyachts into a luxurious experience based on innovative technology and intuitive controls. We create the AV, IT, lighting, control, communication and security solutions of tomorrow by working closely with a wide network of suppliers and implementing the most innovative products. VBH installations become an integral component of the lives of those who spend time onboard. With a team of 150 dedicated specialists, offices worldwide and 24/7 support, we are always ready to provide a premium service.
Being innovative is not something new at VBH… It’s been in our DNA from the outset. For more than 30 years we have been solely dedicated to integrating luxury technology onboard superyachts and have built up an impressive track record. Well over 200 superyachts in the global fleet have already benefitted from the expertise of the VBH team and we have been pioneers in all kinds of installations.
VBH is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices in the South of France and Fort Lauderdale.