GM Market Innovation, Cruise&Ferries, Wärtsilä Netherlands

Maikel Arts

Decarbonisation is essential to deal with Climate change which is one of the biggest challenges of our time. With a degree in engineering and over 20 years of commercial experience in helping customers and industries to deal with their main challenges, Maikel has developed a passion for delivering results. In his role as General Manager Market Innovation he is able to combine the innovative technology solutions of Wärtsilä with a large network of partners to come up with solutions that make a lasting impact.
Passenger ships take a special interest in his work at Wartsila as in that industry there is a fast uptake of the new technology that is needed to reach the global sustainability goals. That brings him on top of the market developments and gives him the energy he needs in his work.

Maikel is Dutch, married and has 3 children to keep him busy outside his work. Should there be any spare time left he is also a keen cyclist