Eric van Dijk is the VP of Project Development for MODEC International Inc. in Houston. He is responsible for the FPSO order intake and all related front-end activities, ranging from conceptual studies to FEEDs. Eric has worked more than 22 years in the FPSO industry, starting his career as a Process Engineer. He was the Process, Marine and Loss Prevention Department Manager in Houston for his previous employer, before transferring into Engineering Project Management. Eric led the design of three FPSOs from the bid stages until start-up, before transitioning into project management. He also held the position of VP Business Development for the Americas. A native of the Netherlands, Eric graduated with a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente and completed his MBA program at Rice University’s Jones School of Business.