(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — Effective May 15,, Paul Smulders has been appointed CEO of Radio Holland. Having worked at Radio Holland for a number of years until 2012, Smulders is welcomed back to the company. Radio Holland is part of the RH Marine Group (formerly Imtech Marine).
Smulders returns to Radio Holland, where he started his career ashore in 1989 as sales engineer deep sea, after a career at sea as nautical officer. From 1993 on he fulfilled various positions, such as sales manager for the Radio Holland Hong Kong sales activities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in the Netherlands as area sales manager and managing director of Radio Holland Netherlands. He played a pivotal role in growing a successful Radio Holland organization, renowned as a specialist in navcom and maintenance in the global maritime industry.
In 2012, Smulders left Radio Holland to become CEO at Netwave Systems B.V., manufacturer of maritime data collection systems. At Netwave Systems, he gained experience on the manufacturing side, providing in-depth insight in all matters related to manufacturing of navigational products. As a result, he built up know-how and experience in managing manufacturing processes, including the involved sales and service aspects.
Rene ten Brinke, CEO of RH Marine Group, said, “With his knowledge of the global maritime market and all its stakeholders, knowing our company well, and with his experience of leading a manufacturing company, we are happy Paul decided to return to our company. We are confident he will play a key role to lead the global Radio Holland organization to further growth. Focus will be on strengthening the global, market-leading position of Radio Holland and our strategy and mission to support our customers run smarter, more profitable businesses with less downtime and lower operational expenditure.”