Holland America Line Appoints Three Directors to Its Fleet Operations Department


Holland America Line appointed three directors in the Fleet Operations Department. Peter Brust is the new director, fleet security; Holly Love has been named director, medical services; and Eric Chamberlin joined the company as director, system management and program development.

Peter Brust will report to Cees Deelstra, VP, nautical operations. As fleet security director, he is responsible for the security operations aboard Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships and Seabourn’s fleet of six ships, as well as all turnaround ports and the headquarters office in Seattle. Additionally, Brust ensures that both companies are in compliance with all security directives from governments and other regulatory agencies regarding terminal, ship, crew and passenger security practices and procedures.

Most recently Brust was VP at Guardsmark security services. Prior to that, he was Deputy Superintendent at the Chicago Police Department and retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 22 years. He served in the U.S. Army and holds a Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University.

Holly Love also reports to Cees Deelstra, VP, nautical operations. In the role of director, medical services, she is responsible for hiring, training and supervising all Holland America Line and Seabourn onboard medical personnel to ensure that guests and crew are always provided high quality medical care, working with governmental agencies on medical-related issues and ensuring that both shipboard and shoreside staff are able to respond to all medical situations.

Love has experience in various positions in direct patient medical care and management in the medical air transportation business. Most recently she held a director position at an air ambulance company in Portland, Ore. She also sailed for six years as a medical officer on Holland America Line ships. Love holds a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Nursing and is a registered nurse.

Eric Chamberlin reports to Mike Inman, VP of safety and environment management systems. He is responsible for coordinating Holland America Line and Seabourn’s safety and environmental management systems, policy development and emergency response planning and coordination. 

Chamberlin joins the company after nearly 29 years in the U.S. Coast Guard where he worked through the ranks as a seagoing deck officer. When not serving on ships, Chamberlin was an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, coordinated law enforcement and international operations in the eastern Caribbean, acted as the Coast Guard liaison to the U.S. State Department and worked in ship and system acquisition and logistics, strategy development and coordination of regional operations in the Pacific Northwest. Chamberlin has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in both electrical engineering and national resources strategy.

For more information, visit www.hollandamerica.com.


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