Christiaan Vermeijden has been appointed CEO of marine survey firm Gardline.
A subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, the firm is replacing its current interim CEO, Gerben Eggink. Vermeijden joins from Norway-based Electromagnetic Geoservices, where he was CEO. Previously he was global offshore geotechnical director at Fugro.
Vermeijden said: “I am honoured to become CEO of Gardline, a company I have long admired for its strong reputation and rich heritage. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to make Gardline even more successful and realise its mission of empowering an energy industry in transition with marine surveying that is second-to-none.
“We’re seeing the green shoots of a recovery in offshore exploration and production, and consistent strong growth in offshore renewables. Our partners recognise that Gardline’s marine geophysical, geotechnical, and environmental surveys will be vital for them to succeed in a transforming energy sector.”
Departing Eggink added: “On behalf of all our colleagues and Boskalis, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Christiaan and wish him success in his new position. With his impressive track record of technical understanding and managerial expertise, I am certain that he is well positioned to build further on the success and reputation of Gardline as we help enable the transformation that is happening in the offshore and subsea energy markets.”