Update: Blohm + Voss appoints La Ciotat refit site management

Written by Charl van Rooy

Following the recent announcement that Blohm + Voss will be operating a new superyacht maintenance and refit facility located in La Ciotat, comes the news of its newly appointed management members of the facility. Jean-Gabriel Tridon will take charge as General Manager and Dieter Pladeck announced as Finance Director.

Jean-Gabriel Tridon (left) and Dieter Pladeck (right)

β€œWe are filling these key positions with familiar faces,” said company CEO, Fred van Beers. β€œWe know both Jean-Gabriel Tridon and Dieter Pladeck well and know that they have what it takes to master this challenging position as part of our current growth strategy. Jean-Gabriel Tridon has a solid background in refits and maintenance of large vessels and is strongly connected within the industry. Dieter Pladeck knows the financial structures of Blohm+Voss extremely well and has contributed significantly to the preparation process for the new megayachts refit site in La Ciotat.”

In this new development that was first announced just over two weeks ago, Blohm + Voss is to partner with La Ciotat Shipyards in the venture who will provide a large dry-dock and adjacent workshop site that falls within the existing shipyard, for the servicing of yachts over 80 metres in length. Operations are predicted to begin in November this year.

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