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GMC Welcomes Patrick Kuys as Managing Director for South Africa

Patrick Kuys

(Houston, Texas) Gulf Marine Contractors is proud to welcome Patrick Kuys as the new Managing Director for their Sub-Sahara Africa operations. Based out of Cape Town, South Africa, Mr. Kuys will lead GMC's growth in Africa.

GMC is currently opening new locations in South Africa, Namibia, and Mozambique. In the near future, GMC plans to extend its network by opening offices in Las Palmas and Senegal. These strategically placed work locations will provide integrated logistics services to both the marine and the offshore industry.

"With its surging population growth, African Countries are continually investing in energy and infrastructure projects" says Clark Buffam, Chief Operating Officer of Gulf Marine Contractors. "We are excited to work with our clients on these projects and know that Patrick Kuys is the right person to spearhead this new endeavor."

Mr. Kuys has over 20 years of experience in the logistics industry. During his distinguished career, he has completed onshore and offshore projects in countries all over the world including Italy, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Botswana, and the Bahamas. He comes to GMC from ISS Palumbo, where he held the position of Managing Director of South Africa for the past five years. Prior to that, Mr. Kuys worked for GAC as their Oil and Gas Manager. He holds a degree in Business Management from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

"We are excited to have Patrick on-board as a foundational member of our team," says Clark. "His infectious enthusiasm and innovative leadership style will allow GMC to recruit and train the best people in the industry."

When he's not working, Mr. Kuys enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. In addition, the Kuys family owns and operates Bright Horizons Educational Daycare, where Mr. Kuys pursues another passion- advocating for children on the autism spectrum.

"I believe what we do is not just a job, but a lifestyle choice" says Mr. Kuys. "GMC has built a great brand which provides excellent service. With the company's network and my experience, I know we can achieve a lot together." 

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Monday, 06 February 2023