Veendam Employee of the Month of December 2008
The Veendam Employee of the Month of December is Mr. Roberto de la Cruz.
He is the senior machinist on board he Veendam and as such in charge of the welders and the pipe fitters. Mr. de la Cruz is one of those unsung heroes who have jobs that are vital to the continued operation of the ship. Mr. de la Cruz was chosen by the engine department because of the high quality of his work, the speed with which his projects are completed and the way the positive influence of his enthusiasm for the job rubs of on his fellow workmen.
Roberto lives in Manilla, with his wife and two daughters and joined Holland America two years ago.