Mike Inman has been promoted to vice president, safety, environment and management systems at Holland America Line, replacing Bill Morani who has retired. In other fleet department moves, Michiel Versteeg is promoted to senior director, safety and environmental compliance and Ed Ramaekers is promoted to director, technical operations.
Inman will report to Dan Grausz, executive vice president, fleet operations. In this role, he is responsible for providing overall management of the company’s safety, environmental and ship management systems; emergency response; and fleet training programs.
“With his background as a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard and based on the excellent work he has done since joining Holland America Line a few years ago, Mike is well suited to assume this new role,” said Grausz. “His promotion will enable the department to have a continuity of leadership.”
Versteeg will take on the role of senior director, safety and environmental compliance, reporting to Inman. He also serves as the Designated Person for Holland America Line and is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the fleet. Ramaekers is promoted to the position of director, technical operations, reporting to Rob Boksem, vice president, technical operations. In this role he will supervise Holland America Line’s technical operations department and coordinate all technical operations for the line’s 15 ships.
“Michiel has excelled at every challenge he has been given, with the result being safer ships and large improvements to our training programs,” said Grausz. “And Ed has continued to show his leadership in the technical department, and this promotion is in recognition of his efforts to improve and guide the many engineers on board and within our shore side operation.”