IMCA names Heerema Marine Contractors man as president

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has named Heerema Marine Contractors’ Harke Jan Meek its new president.

TechnipFMC’s Bruno Faure has completed his two-year term of office, and has stepped down as President of IMCA in accordance with the organization’s constitution. He will remains on the Board of the association.

Harke Jan Meek, Chief Commercial Officer at Heerema Marine Contractors, now becomes IMCA’s new President and Chairman of the Board, and Iain Grainger, Vice President Commercial at McDermott International Inc. becomes the new IMCA Vice President.

In addition, Frits Janmaat, who has been a Council member of IMCA since its formation in 1995, has stepped down from the Board upon his retirement from Allseas. Accordingly, Pieter Heerema, Vice President of Projects at Allseas has joined the Board.

Allen Leatt, IMCA Chief Executive, stated: “Bruno Faure has made a tremendous contribution to IMCA over the last two difficult years for our industry, and we thank him for his dedication and wise counsel. We very much welcome Harke Jan Meek as IMCA’s new President and look forward to his drive, energy and leadership over the next two years. Likewise, we look forward to Iain’s guidance, challenge and leadership. We also thank Frits Janmaat for his continuous support to IMCA from its very early days and welcome Pieter Heerema to the Board.”