Moonen Shipyards has announced that its Managing Director Emile Bilterijst is leaving the company to pursue new activities, selling his minority shareholding in Moonen Yachts Holding to majority shareholder AHMSA. The yard’s current Sales Manager Johan Dubbelman will take over the CEO role at the yard on an interim basis, while Bilterijst continues to advise the new management team and safeguard a smooth transition until December.
In his new role as interim CEO, Johan will be able to leverage on his considerable experience at Moonen Shipyards, which he joined in 2001. A qualified naval architect, Johan worked in purchasing and project management before becoming Sales Manager in 2014.
“Having been the public face and driving force behind the Moonen brand over the past 20 years, Emile has now decided to take a different path,” comments Johan. “We are very grateful to Emile for his energy and driving force over the years and wish him all the best for the future.”