Marine industry veteran Claude Fabry has been recalled to act as interim managing director of Twin Disc International SA based in Nivelles, Belgium.

Fabry was originally appointed managing director of the company in January 2009 after being its vice president of international distribution since the 1990s, but has been retired for a number of years. He was previously the managing director of the European division of Mercury Marine, also based in Belgium.

Fabry will oversee the appointment of a new permanent managing director who is anticipated will take up the role within a few months.

On Wednesday Twin Disc announced that it had acquired Veth Propulsion BV in a US$58.6m deal.