Top Management to be Extended

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Dr. Jan Meyer will become managing director of Meyer WerftPapenburg, Germany, April 27, 2012 - The Meyer Werft shipyard's management team of managing directors Bernard Meyer and Lambert Kruse is about to welcome a new member. Starting May 01, 2012, Dr. Jan Meyer will join the management as a third managing director. With this, the yard's management will be rejuvenated and extended in order to meet the challenges of the hard international competition.

In the long term, the family business Meyer Werft, founded in 1795 and in the hands of the Meyer family for six generations, is preparing the handover to the seventh generation. Dr. Jan Meyer has been working for the family-owned business since 2008, most recently as the head of the Technical Offices who is responsible for the entire design process of the cruise ships. This task will now be taken over by Mr. Philip Gennotte, who used to be the project manager for cruise ships built by Meyer Werft Disney Cruise Line.

Jan Meyer earned his doctorate at Jacobs-University in Bremen. Prior to his dissertation he had already gained work experience at shipyards in Korea and Denmark. Before he had completed his master studies in naval architecture at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge/Boston, USA.

Photo: The Management Team of Meyer Werft GmbH & Co KG (v.l.) Dr. Jan Meyer, Bernard Meyer, Lambert Kruse