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September 23, 2018  • 

Goodbye Musicians

Mr. Daniel Thibault, founder and owner, has retired from Proship Entertainment Inc, replaced by Mr. Pieter van Hoogdalem, incoming Chief Executive Officer, effective September 24th, 2018.  

 

Goodbye Musicians

I have retired from Proship Entertainment Inc, replaced by Mr. Pieter van Hoogdalem, incoming Chief Executive Officer, effective September 24th, 2018.  

For over 31 years, I have chosen to be at the service of musicians and entertainers worldwide.  I founded in 1987 what is known today as Proship Entertainment, the world’s oldest, largest, most organized, most efficient and most honest agency in the world dedicated to the betterment of entertainers in the cruise ship industry.  

My mission was to build a company based on solid principles I felt were missing in other agencies such honesty, holistic evaluation, complete turn key support and finally making the cruise lines pay for our service, not the musicians.  From the start, it never was the DT Show, Thibault Entertainment Inc., or Daniel’s Orchestras, it was always meant as a group effort organized under solid principles of integrity and single-minded focus to constant and never-ending improvement.

I’ve been struggling on how to say goodbye to the multitude of talented entertainers all over the world that have trusted Proship for the last three decades and decided to focus on how I feel right now. Most importantly, I am grateful to each one of you for every single time you have trusted our organization with your career.   I feel very privileged for the opportunity of having supported your well-being and career advancement.  I am also amazed at the contributions of our team, those outstanding men and women who for over three decades, made Proship what it is today. With your thoughts, integrity and hard work, we built together a company of solid values, based on principles of which I am very proud.  

I am very hopeful that as we did in the office, every one of you will really appreciate the leadership of Proship’s new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Pieter van Hoogdalem. You will find in Pieter, not only a high-level fellow musician who understands your needs, but also an experienced leader, an honest, straight-forward man of his word.  Pieter is not only dedicated to the company’s mission of providing you with an unmatched experience, he wants to be remembered by you as an enabler.  

In closing, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the tens of thousands of individuals that have put their trust in Proship since 1987 for this lifelong opportunity you have given me to learn, grow and contribute. Long live Proship Entertainment!

Daniel