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APC Names Jan Slooter As Director, Business Development, Europe

Jan Slooter, a long time industry veteran in the marine business, has joined Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) as Director, Business Development, Europe. He will be responsible for sales in this region of the world and will provide real life MarineLine® experience to customers using MarineLine®-coated tankers.

Mr. Jan Slooter has been named Director, Business Development, Europe for Advanced Polymer Coatings

Advanced Polymer Coatings (Avon, Ohio, USA) provides the maritime industry with the unique MarineLine® coating system, a standard for the chemical and product tanker market due to its exceptional chemical resistance to thousands of chemicals, its ability to maintain high purity cargoes, and easy tank cleaning.

Mr. Slooter brings many years of experience working with MarineLine®-coated chemical tankers to the company and its customers. As General Manager with the Clearwater Group, Mr. Slooter oversaw their fleet of which many of the vessels were coated with the versatile MarineLine® coating to carry a variety of chemicals. Mr. Slooter helped in the growth of the Clearwater Group from 1 unit, up to 8 vessels in 2008, by specialising in carrying a broad range of high class chemicals for many customers and utilising MarineLine® to compete and outperform high priced Stainless Steel vessels.

Prior to joining the Clearwater Group, Mr. Slooter worked with the Breko Shipyard in the Netherlands from 1992-1995. Previous positions also included working at Cummins Engine Company where he became Service Manager.

It was in 1972, that Mr. Slooter started his career in engine research with DAF Trucks in Eindhoven. During this period, he received the title of Mechanical Engineer.