Fred van Beers appointed CEO at Blohm+Voss
As of 1st March 2015, Fred van Beers will take over from Dr Herbert Aly as CEO of Blohm+Voss.
His focus will be on developing their new superyacht division.
Van Beers was previously the Vice President Services Northern Europe at Wärtsilä, a power solutions company for the maritime and energy markets. He has held senior leadership positions in the maritime industry for over 15 years.
He is a qualified a ship engineer and has experience leading all stages of design, engineering, production and aftermarket services.
Throughout his career at Wärtsilä and other positions in the industry, he has worked with an array of international yacht and ship owners, yacht designers and shipyards.
“I admire Blohm+Voss for having delivered some of the most iconic yachts over the last 80 years – ranging from the SAVARONA delivered in 1931 to the GRACEFUL in 2014” said van Beers. “I am committed to highest quality engineering and project management. I share Blohm+Voss’ strategic vision and look forward to further developing the business with my new colleagues”
Ernst von Freyberg, Head of the Supervisory Board of Blohm+Voss, said “We welcome Fred van Beers. He is an exceptionally skilled leader with a long track record in the maritime industry. As owners, we are committed to a long-term viable growth plan for Blohm+Voss. On behalf of the owners, the supervisory board and the entire team, I would like to thank Dr Herbert Aly for leading Blohm+Voss over the last years.”