MPS has appointed Michel van der Pijl as Chief Operating Officer (COO). This hire comes in addition to the employment of 10 other team members over the last six months. The team expansion is relevant in all areas of operations.
As COO of MPS, Van der Pijl will be responsible for overseeing supply chain, production, logistics, global support and services and the MPS Electronics divisions. He brings extensive knowledge and background to MPS with almost 20 years of experience as a pilot, flight instructor and program and product manager at a variety of aviation companies including KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
“MPS is a front runner for high fidelity training devices in the aviation industry and I am honored to join this forward-thinking and innovative team. As the head of operations, I’m excited to bring my expertise to the table and collaborate with talented and dedicated people who are passionate about what they do. Our top priority is to meet the needs of our customers and foster strong, lasting relationships with them.” said MPS Chief Operating Officer Michel van der Pijl.
Other MPS new hires include five engineers in the areas of electronics, mechanics, software and support and services. Further, Bart Seresia has been added as Manager of Global Support and Services and several production and warehouse employees have been added to the factory floor. Serena Maaskant is serving as interim HRM Coordinator. Finn Knopper has joined the team as Production Logistics and Quality Assurance Pilot.
Chief Executive Officer Philip Adrian said: “We have added fantastic talent to MPS in 2023. Every new team member that we onboard brings a new unique skillset and perspective to our operations and we are grateful that MPS is the place they’ve chosen to land. We are currently staffed to meet the ongoing and growing demand for our devices and will continue to fill positions for future expansion to ensure we continue to serve customers to the best of our ability.”
MPS continues to expand with several open positions including senior software engineer/developer, support engineer, interior simulator technicians and HR coordinator. This expansion is integral to providing MPS customers with continued high level of operations and support.