‘If you don’t move, you can’t steer.’
Core competencies: asset management, multidisciplinary engineering, integral system approach and offshore
Goal-led and pragmatic – that is Arjan. Working together and connecting are his great strengths. Arjan prefers to work with a team in a multidisciplinary environment, where teamwork, dedication and achieving goals are important drivers. Don’t think in separate parts, but operate as one with collaboration, and with an eye for people, technology and business aspects. With his approach, Arjan is able to achieve short-term and long-term goals.
Roll up your sleeves
Arjan was born and raised at his parents’ farm in the province of Drenthe. As a second child in a family of seven, he is used to rolling up his shirt sleeves and getting stuck in and working together. After his training as a maritime officer, he enjoyed sailing large container ships for P&O Nedlloyd around the world. He did this alternately as a mate and as an engineer. Although he really liked his job, eventually he opted for a shore job so he could spend more time at home.
After working as a sales engineer for Wärtsilä, Arjan joined Nederlandse Gasunie. He began as a rotating equipment engineer and later became a strategic buyer. After a few years, he switched to subsidiary companies BBL Company and Gasunie Hydrogen Services. As a technical manager, he noticed that his interest was primarily in sustainability and the energy transition. He expects that to come in handy in his work for Summit Engineering!