Superyacht firm adapts management structure
Superyacht refit, repair and maintenance company, MB92 Group, with facilities in Spain and France, has announced a number of important management changes at both shipyards.
Long standing members of the company, Jordi Ariet and Rob Papworth respectively become managing director of MB92 Barcelona and managing director of MB92 La Ciotat.
Ben Mennem, who founded Compositeworks in 1998 which went on to become MB92 La Ciotat, joins Pepe García-Aubert on the board as Vice-Chairman of MB92 Group.
Mennem comments: “I am delighted to be handing over the reins to Rob Papworth, who has been building the business alongside me in La Ciotat for many years and has played an important role in the shipyard’s development.”
In addition, the group has put in place a new organisational structure which its says will accelerate collaboration across both shipyards and build a more compact organisation. The new structure will also facilitate the expansion and internationalisation of the group whose workforce has increased significantly over the past few years.
Taking this into account, several new group-wide positions have been created including:
- Vincent Escallier becomes business development director
- Txema Rubio becomes commercial director, supervising the customer experience
- Pierre Cretin becomes chief financial officer
- Philippe Bernard becomes the procurement director, in close cooperation with Giovanni Marré who becomes procurement manager
- Marc Hervás becomes sustainability coordinator
- Rubén Carmona becomes IT & digitalisation director
- Carmen Sánchez becomes culture director
“The organisation we have put in place will enable us to mutualise the strengths of both shipyards and streamline the refit experience for our clients,” says Jean-Marc Bolinger, CEO of MB92 Group. “The creation of these group positions is also an essential stage of our international expansion plan which will soon see the launch of our operations in the Middle East”.
Last year (May 2022), MB92 released its second sustainability report which explored options for how the existing global fleet of over 6,000 superyachts could reduce its significant carbon footprint.