From left: GEBE’s new Distribution Manager Patrick Drijvers, Interim Manager Sharine Daniel and new Production Manager Anthony Hodge.
PHILIPSBURG–Three young professionals have been placed in key positions at water and light company GEBE.
Patrick Drijvers is the company’s new Manager of Distribution. He will serve in a temporary capacity while awaiting his permanent placement.
Anthony Hodge, who had been serving as Production Manager in an interim capacity for the past four years, has been permanently placed in the position.
Sharine Daniel now holds the post of temporary manager of the utilities company.
Drijvers and Hodge are two young St. Maarten engineers from Cole Bay and Middle Region, respectively. Both studied in the Netherlands at reputable technical universities and have obtained their engineering titles. GEBE described the two longstanding employees as being dedicated, young and trustworthy.
Daniel said she has formed “the best team” to realise “GEBE’s continued greatness” and noted that the combination of Drijvers and Hodge will catapult GEBE to the level consumers expect of their general electricity and water distribution company in the modern day.
“The characters of these gentlemen blended with the love of the company and their community will be the basis of their eagerness to drive GEBE beyond the best of some of its neighbouring colleagues,” GEBE said in a press release on Sunday. “The new managers will lead and pull a staff of some 120 persons and will be the example for the others to follow.
“As NV GEBE continues to challenge its employees and renew its intensity under the leadership of Sharine Daniel in revolutionising the company’s sole purpose of existence – to provide reliable electricity to our community in a customer-friendly manner – consumers can only expect the best in the future to come.
“While awaiting the permanent appointment of an incoming Managing Board, Sharine Daniel believes that the future development of NV GEBE must proceed and looks forward to working with an impenetrable team.”
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/young-blood-placed-in-key-functions-at-gebe