Change of management
Unisea Shipmanagement B.V. current name Focus Shipmanagement BV, is delighted to announce that as of today, Mr. Walter Huisman has been appointed general manager and that Mr. Richard Stel has been added to the management team as financial manager.
W.A. Huisman (49), M.Sc. has a vast shipping background of more than 25 years. After having completed the Nautical Academy in Rotterdam he sailed as a deck officer for 4 years on merchant marine vessels. In 1990 he obtained an M.Sc. in "International Shipmanagement" at the Polytechnic of Plymouth, United Kingdom. This was followed by working for various Dutch shipping banks for approximately 12 years. Hereafter he worked for more than 3 years as Sales Manager at the Cargo Vessels Division of Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem and from 2007 till summer 2012 he set up and subsequently managed a Shipmanagement company.
R. Stel (34), M.Sc. is a Register Accountant and worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Groningen for 13 years.
Thereafter, he was financial manager for about two years at the same company Mr. Huisman was employed with.
By appointing the new members to the management, Mr. Jan Heeres has retired as managing director. Mr. Jan Heeres had already reached the age for retirement but had held on to his position pending the arrival of the aforesaid new management.
As a consequence of the appointments of Walter Huisman and Richard Stel and the subsequent retirement of Mr. Heeres, today's management consists of members; Walter Huisman (general), Richard Stel (financial) en Gerald Jager (technical).
By implementing the new structure and by appointing the new management, responsibilities are more adequately divided and the company will be well suited to face the tough challenges of the shipping business.