Dick Verburg, founder of EPST, CEO and president of MPS, has been appointed as Knight ('Ridder') of the Order of Orange-Nassau by His Majesty the King of The Netherlands. The royal decoration was presented by mayor Bolsius of Amersfoot, Dick Verburg's city of residence.

Dick Verburg receives the royal decoration becuase of his outstanding contribution to the improvement of aviation training and safety and his internationally acknowledged expertise. He is recognized as an authority in the international aviation world. Furthermore, he was honoured because of his pioneering work and remarkable entrepreneurship.

Dick Verburg commented: "I am very honoured to receive this decoration. It took me completely by surprise. I would like to stress that this decoration was only possible because of the team effort with the employees of the company's founded by me."