43% SNV Group: ThyssenKrupp Steel AG + Sea Invest NV, (50% each) (Germany and Belgium)
31% HES Beheer: international stevedore company, (The Netherlands)
26% Manufrance: subsidiary of ATIC Services SA, (France)
Mathijs Pelsma, CEO
Mathijs has been CEO of EMO since January 2009. Mathijs and the Management Team successfully led EMO through the recent economic crisis, unifying staff under the motto, ‘Working together, we’ll make it through’, EMO is now working hard to expand its services both organisationally and with heavy investments in production resources.
After obtaining a degree in Chemical Technology at TU Delft, Mathijs held various positions at the multinational Unilever. From 2001 to 2008 he was responsible for Croda Gouda (The Netherlands), a world leader in the production of base and specialty oleo chemicals and derivatives.
Jan de Wit, Operations Manager
Jan obtained his degree (TU Delft) in 1986 while he was at EMO. He “just clicked” with EMO and became “infected by the EMO bug.” He has stayed with the company ever since because as an organisation, EMO offers never-ending exciting challenges. Dynamic EMO is in constant development. In short, the close relationship between Jan and EMO comes from the heart.
Our people make EMO what it is. The combination and the balance between technology and people, between hardware and software, between thinking and doing, all contribute to EMO’s success.
Cora Zuidweg, Finance Manager
Cora has been in charge of Finance and Purchasing at EMO since 1997. After studying Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, she worked for almost ten years at KPMG Accountants in Rotterdam. At KPMG, she dealt mainly with financial institutions as well as the typical Rotterdam-based companies in the maritime and logistical sector. While at KPMG, Cora qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Ton van der Leer, Project & IT Manager
After studying at the Netherlands Maritime University in Rotterdam, Ton worked as a maritime officer on deep-sea vessels. After that he spent four years working for GTI as a project leader responsible for designing the installations for the Willemspoor tunnel in Rotterdam and the ECT Terminals at Maasvlakte. In 1992 Ton began working with EMO, where he is responsible for Projects & ICT.
Recently, Ton and his team made a major contribution to the further development of EMO. Besides managing strategic projects with partners like Port of Rotterdam and Electrabel, and the expansion of EMO’s terminal and facilities, Ton is now working on several innovative automation projects, in which EMO is playing a major role worldwide.
Johan Tiggelman, HR & SSHE Manager
Johan has worked for EMO since 1994. Initially responsible for SSHE (Safety, Security, Health & Environment) safety and environment, in 1997 he became Human Resources manager as well. In addition to heading the HR department, he is also responsible for SQE, facility and security.
Johan studied Chemical Engineering at ‘t Hoff Institute in Rotterdam and later on Environmental Science at the Hogeschool Dordrecht. He began his career at TU Delft and then worked at Panocean, which years later became a subsidiary of Vopak in Rotterdam.