On April 1st 2018, Jan Koudstaal will retire after celebrating 50 years in the paint industry last year. Latest as an IIMS member and senior coating consultant at CCS in the superyacht industry. Although he will not work on a daily basis for CCS any more, Jan will stay involved for arbitration, court cases and as representative for Icomia and ISO.
A passionated man
Paul Bournas, Managing Director of CCS says: “Jan has so much passion for paint and superyachts. He is a professional in heart and soul. We are going to miss Jan as a very valued colleague, but luckily we can always count on his advice when needed in the future. We wish Jan happiness, health and lots of free time to enjoy with his wife, children and grandchildren”.
How it started 50 years ago…
On September 1st 1967, he started in the paint industry when he was just 18 years old as an assistant manager/calculator at a blasting and painting company. In the following years, Jan worked in several functions at (among others) Sigma Coatings and International Paint Benelux. His specialty became tank coatings and corrosion protection.
From 2006, he travelled the world for CCS Coating Consultants for Superyachts as senior coating consultant and Technical Manager. Jan has contributed a lot to the superyacht industry for his involvement in setting the standard for Acceptance Criteria, acting as an expert witness, being the (co) writer of the RMCI course (managed by IIMS subsidiary Marine Surveying Academy) and several ISO standards.