About DMS Holland

DMS Holland Crew

At the helm of DMS Holland are Arnold van Aken and Patrick Noor. Both Arnold and Patrick are experts in the field of motion control on board yachts. The collaboration between these two gentlemen and the founding of DMS Holland, follows each of their successful and established careers in the maritime industry. Arnold and Patrick are supported by a team of dedicated employees.

Patrick Noor DMS Holland

Patrick Noor

Sales & Marketing

Sales and marketing within DMS Holland is led by Patrick Noor. Patrick started his career at the Naval Air Service where he also obtained his bachelor degree in electrical engineering. He gained technical sales experience in the fields of laboratory equipment and autonomous energy systems in the maritime industry. From 2006 to 2010, Patrick worked throughout Europe as a Sales Engineer for Naiad Dynamics specialising in the roll damping of yachts. Patrick is a maritime enthusiast through and through and this extends to his personal life. Together with his family, he spends as much time as possible on or around the water enjoying many a holiday and weekend on board their Valk Sport – one of the main reasons he knows first hand, the importance of good roll damping.
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Arnold van Aken DMS Holland

Arnold van Aken

Projects, Development & Service

DMS Holland Projects, Development & Service is the engineering department of DMS Holland which focuses on product development, engineering, production and service and is led by Arnold van Aken. Arnold has a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering as well as General Management degree from the University of Nyenrode. Over a period of 6 years, he fulfilled various technical, commercial and management positions. Following a career change to the maritime industry in 2001 and he became General Manager of Koopnautic Holland. In 2008, Arnold made the decision to start his own business which he managed alongside a part-time association with Naiad Marine as European Service Manager and Service Engineer. Two years later in 2010, Arnold turned his attention full time to his own business focusing on various electrical consultancy projects on board super yachts.

At the end of 2011 Arnold founded a new company dedicated to the development of Antiroll – an innovative roll stabilization system for yachts in excess of 30 meters. The first years AntiRoll was represented exclusively and worldwide by DMS Holland. Since January 2015 AntiRoll is owned by DMS Holland.
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Ankie Popken DMS 200 px

Ankie Popken

Office Management

Ankie Popken, who has a sound financial background and extensive experience as a financial controller, joined the team in January 2015 as Office Manager. With her level-headed ‘stability’ equal to that of AntiRoll and MagnusMaster, Ankie has quickly become the rock solid fail-safe for the ever-evolving DMS.
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Rens van Hal DMS 200

Rens van Hal

Technical Support

Rens van Hal is an all-round technician who has a great affinity with technology. His appointment to the team is set to significantly strengthen the company’s engineering capabilities. During an 8 year long military career Rens gained a wide range of technical expertise and experience related to complex technical systems. Throughout his time in the Dutch Royal Navy his technical work focussed on the Lynx helicopter and later, when he went on to work for the Dutch Royal Airforce, it was centered around modifying and performing preventive and corrective maintenance on the electrical, navigational and flight guidance systems of the Chinook helicopter.

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John Kappetijn

Managing Director DMS Germany

From 1974 to 1978 John Kappetijn underwent his first training in seafaring at the Rhine, coastal and inland shipping school, after which he went on to successfully complete the Higher Maritime Academy in 1979. In the period up to and including 1984, he then worked on smaller inland vessels as an engineer and later as a second mechanical engineer on board of ships. By the age of 25 he had already left the Netherlands and started his own company in Germany. He went on to experience a great deal more across a wide variety of sectors from agricultural drainage, asbestos, fire protection and renovations to demolition. John found a way of making money in everything. In 1999 he even started what has now become a very successful gym which was in fact taken over by his daughter in 2013. Through it all he has never lost his passion for sailing.  In search of a good stabilisation system for his 16 meter motor yacht he bought in 2015 John came in contact with DMS Holland. Beginning 2018 at the age of 57, John decided to give up part of his free time and become a stabiliser specialist in Germany.