The Dutch maritime association KNVTS has welcomed Alewijnse Operations Manager Martin Terpstra as its newest board member for its North Department. His appointment was announced at the annual KNVTS Assembly of Members, held at the end of 2018.
Martin Terpstra feels honored to join the KNVTS-North Board: "On behalf of Alewijnse Marine I look forward to playing an active role in boosting the accessibility of KNVTS membership and its events, in order to make the association future-proof. For me personally it is also really great and educational to be involved. It gives access to a large network within the maritime world, and KNVTS is unrivalled in its ability to connect the maritime cluster and to share technical knowledge.”
The Chairman of KNVTS-North, Jan Oud, is pleased to welcome the Operations Manager of leading system integrator Alewijnse Marine to its board: “It ensures a balanced and wide representation within the organisation. Martin brings real added value with his broad knowledge of maritime technology."
Martin Terpstra is bringing valuable experience and expertise to the KNVTS North board. He has an electrical background and has been working for the electrical system integrator Alewijnse Marine for 16 years, the last six as Operations Manager at the Alewijnse facility in Drachten. During this period he has worked on a variety of innovative projects in collaboration with shipyards and other partners.
KNVTS - the Royal Dutch Association of Shipping Technicians - aims to encourage advances in maritime technology by sharing technical knowledge within the Dutch maritime sector and so stimulating innovation, development and education. The KNVTS currently has four regional departments; Amsterdam, North, Rotterdam and Zeeland.