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PRESS RELEASE - Marianne Kopp joins the Supervisory Board of Vekoma Rides

VLODROP - Marianne Kopp will join the Supervisory Board of Vekoma Rides as a new member effective July 1, 2023. She fills the vacancy created by the death of Arnold Steenbakker.

Ms. Kopp studied Aeronautical Engineering at the Hogeschool Haarlem and has years of work experience in technically oriented companies (such as Fokker Aircraft, Rolls-Royce) and in public transport at Transdev, most recently as CPO at the Dutch Railways. She has also held various supervisory positions, including at the high-tech company Thales Netherlands.

We expect, based on Ms. Kopp's technical and business experience, that she can make a meaningful contribution to the further growth of Vekoma Rides.

Vekoma Rides (, part of the Japanese company Sansei Technologies, is one of the world's leading and most innovative roller coaster manufacturers. The company's focus is on development, production and installation of roller coasters and special attractions for theme and amusement parks. In addition to a portfolio ranging from thrill to family rides, Vekoma is continuously developing customized projects on behalf of and in close cooperation with a wide range of international customers. Headquartered in Vlodrop, with more than 300 employees, Vekoma is an important employer in the region.


Vlodrop, June 26, 2023

K. van Biert, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vekoma Rides


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For more information, please contact Yvonne Paulussen, Director of Change Vekoma Rides, T +31627834184

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