Mammoet's Wouter van Noort has joined the board of ESTA, the European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes, as the representative of the Dutch crane association VVT.
ESTA's board meeting in Hamburg in March also proposed that van Noort takes over as president of ESTA's section cranes, a decision that has to be ratified by the ESTA General Assembly meeting in Paris in April.
Van Noort succeeded Sander Splinter as Mammoet Europe managing director at the end of last year, after Splinter resigned to become managing director of ERIKS Nederland, the mechanical engineering and technical services company.
Like Mammoet, ERIKS is a subsidiary of SHV, the privately-owned Dutch trading conglomerate. According to ESTA, Splinter's resignation meant he was no longer eligible to sit on ESTA's board representing VVT or to serve as president of the section cranes.