Flags are at half staff at all Van Oord offices on Friday July 1 in honor of Mr. Jan van Oord who died on June 27 at the age of 88.
Mr. van Oord was a founder of the dredging company Jac. G. van Oord and Sons in 1948. The company was predecessor of Van Oord nv. He was managing director of the company until 1984 and from 1984 until 1994 he was a member of the Supervisory Board.
After ending his career Mr. van Oord remained involved in the background with the fortunes of the company and its employees. Until recently he was present during all memorable events such as the christening and launch of the new cutter suction dredger Athena in February of this year.