Piet Kraaijeveld has been named chief operating officer at digital crane rental platform MyCrane. 

Piet Kraaijeveld has been named as MyCrane COO. (Photo: MyCrane)

Based in Dubai, Kraaijeveld’s role is to grow the MyCrane business in all respects, including working with the crane rental platform’s existing franchisees around the world, and encouraging global energy, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors to register as customers on the site, the company said.

He also oversees sales activities to the full range of MyCrane clients, including prime contractors, ports, petrochemical and mining operators.

Industry experience
Born in the Netherlands, Kraaijeveld has 30 years of experience in the heavy lift and transport industry, working on multiple continents, including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

MyCrane founder and CEO Andrei Geikalo, left, with Piet Kraaijeveld. (Photo: MyCrane)

He spent 11 years at General Electric and 18 years in management roles at Mammoet, serving in both Canada and Dubai.

Most recently, he worked in Dubai as strategic account manager at industrial equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros.

MyCrane founder and CEO Andrei Geikalo, said, “Piet is a proven leader with deep experience in our sector and it is a pleasure to have him join MyCrane in this critical role.

Piet Kraaijeveld added, “This is an exciting move for me because MyCrane is offering much-needed change in the construction sector.

“I can’t wait to get started and help customers save time and money on the procurement process.”

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