Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 29 June 2015

HES International B.V. today announced that its Supervisory Board has appointed Jan Peter Vogel as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective 1st September 2015.

Mr. Vogel, 45, is presently President and CEO of United Bulk Terminals in Houston, the dry bulk business unit of Marquard & Bahls. He has extensive international experience and has successfully held senior positions at Marquard & Bahls in operations and strategy in its oil, dry bulk and renewables business units.  Jan Vogel also benefits from a deep experience in driving change linked to the roles he played in integration and organisation in multicultural environments. After his arrival at HES International the Board of Directors will consist of Jan Vogel, Barbara Geelen and Harry van Rietschoten.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Backhouse, chairman of the HES International Supervisory Board, said: “I very much welcome Jan as the future CEO of HES International. With his broad international experience and insight in our key markets, he is well positioned to lead the company for the benefit of employees, customers and shareholders.”

Jan Vogel stated: “I am honored and excited to join the very professional and highly experienced team of HES International. The long history of the company and the unique positions of the terminals give it a unique footprint in Europe from which we can continue to grow and serve our international customer base.” 

The appointment of Jan Vogel obtained a positive advice from the relevant workers councils.

HES International

HES International B.V. in Rotterdam is a private holding company of leading independent providers of logistical services in ports, specializing in the handling of dry and liquid bulk. The companies in the dry bulk division specialize in the transshipment, storage and processing of dry bulk products, mainly for industrial end-users. Operations involve the loading and unloading of ocean-going vessels, coasters, barges, trains and trucks and large-scale open-air and covered storage. The annual volume of dry bulk cargo received by HES International group companies totals some 75 million tonnes.

The companies in the liquid bulk division specialize in the storage, transshipment, blending and distribution of oil products. Operations involve the loading and unloading of ocean-going vessels, coasters, barges and rail and road transport. Individual storage tanks range in size from 1,500 to 70,000 cubic metres.
HES companies hold a unique independent position in the bulk goods supply chain for a wide range of products and serve the heart of industrial Europe. Most of HES’s operating units have been active in the port for many decades, some for more than a century. Its activities are concentrated primarily in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France and Poland. For more information,



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