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Mercury Marine Canada Celebrates Safety Milestone

Mercury Marine Canada is celebrating a major milestone at its Milton, Ontario plant, reporting one million hours of no lost time injury. Milton, which is Mercury’s headquarters in Canada, has been injury-free since 2010.  The plant has 58 employees and houses corporate functions such as finance, sales, marketing, service and is home to Mercury finished goods, P&A and Land ‘N’ Sea Canada.  “Building and maintaining a culture of safety as well as attention to detail has been the key to our success as a business unit here in Milton” says Georges Jalbert

Gerry Neven (Photo: Imtech)

Imtech Appoints Neven as VP

Imtech Marine Canada has announced that Gerry Neven has been appointed as Vice-President, Industrial and Governmental Affairs. Neven, previously CEO/Managing Director of Imtech’s subsidiary Techsol Marine, will join the Imtech Marine Canada team with a focus on building relationships with government and industry and also support the development of the company's maritime business. “Gerry’s appointment is underpinning Imtech Marine’s commitment to continue to build a solid presence in the Canadian market,” said Maarten Post, Managing Director and President, Imtech

Rod Jones (left) and Louis Martel (right) (Photo: CSL Group)

CSL Head Rod Jones to Retire

vice-president, will assume the role of chief executive officer effective April 1, 2017.   During his three decades at CSL, Jones helped to transform what was a Great Lakes focused shipping business into the world’s largest owner and operator of self-unloading ships, expanding beyond Canada and the Americas to Australia, Asia and Europe.    Martel joined Canada Steamship Lines as a naval architect in 1997 and transferred to CSL Americas in 2003 where he became vice-president, technical operations. He took the helm of Canada Steamship Lines as president in April 2012 and

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STATS Expands In Canada and Middle East

Oil and gas pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group has invested more than CAD $1.8 million (£1 million) in a double pronged expansion in North America and the Middle East. In Canada, the isolation and integrity testing business has upscaled to an Edmonton facility twice the size of its previous premises and has recently opened a project support office in Calgary. The company has been operating in Western Canada for seven years and the extended Calgary facility includes 15,000 sq ft (1394 sq m) of office, workshops, test bays and tool storage space. Recruitment is underway to add to

Irving's shipyard in Halifax is the company's largest (Photo courtesy of Irving Shipbuilding)

Irving Welcomes Mi’kmaq Tradesmen to Halifax Shipyard

Irving Shipbuilding today officially welcomed four Mi’kmaq tradesmen to Halifax Shipyard as part of the contract awarded to Flynn Canada Ltd. for siding, cladding and roofing of its new shipbuilding facilities underway. The shipbuilding company said this marks an important step forward in the collaboration with Aboriginal communities to identify needs, build skills and capacity, and match those skills to the needs of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), as well as spin-off industries and opportunities with subcontractors on other projects. As part of its ongoing efforts to

Photo: International Maritime Organization

IMO Addressing Substandard Shipping Issues

Kitack Lim has stressed the vital importance of collaborative efforts to leave ‘no hiding place’ for substandard shipping.    Lim was addressing the third Joint Ministerial Conference of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding on Port State Control in Vancouver, Canada (May 3-4).   Port State Control is the mechanism that enables officials from a port state to board and inspect foreign-flag ships to ensure they comply with the necessary safety and environmental regulations.    By sharing information and data and adopting uniform operational procedures

Christine Thurlow is now director of national accounts sales, North America

Holland America Line Promotes Christine Thurlow

brings great knowledge and expertise to her expanded territory, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”   Thurlow joined Holland America Line in 1995 and has held various sales management positions during her tenure. Most recently she was manager of national accounts for Canada, a position she held since 2001. From 1995 to 2001, she served as Holland America Line’s business development manager for British Columbia.   During Thurlow’s time as the manager of national accounts for Canada, her achievements included receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award

Bruce Burrows (Photo: CMC)

Burrows Named President of Chamber of Marine Commerce

strong relationships with North American government, business and community stakeholders will be paramount to achieving that goal.”   Burrows started his career at Canadian Pacific holding successively senior roles in the areas of marketing, asset management and government relations across Canada and in the U.K. He was vice-president and acting President and CEO of the Rail Association of Canada between 2000 and 2013, where among other achievements he improved cross-border operations for rail with a new Canada/U.S. border action plan. He is currently Senior Associate at Ottawa-based TACTIX

Mark Evans (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Evans Director of N. American Sales

Viega LLC has promoted Mark Evans to director of North American sales. In this position, Evans is responsible for directing strategic planning, brand value extraction and sales development for the field sales team across the U.S. and Canada. Evans was hired by Viega in 2007 to develop and implement a comprehensive sales and marketing strategy and plan prior to the introduction of Viega products to Canada. Prior to joining Viega, Evans worked in the wholesale, agency and manufacturing sectors for companies including Danfoss and Wilo, where he was placed as a team leader on both a regional and

Photo: ConocoPhillips

Conoco to Cut 7% of Canadian Workforce

Oil company ConocoPhillips plans to cut about 7 percent of its workforce in Canada, or about 200 employees, as tumbling oil prices have made its operations in the country less profitable.   The company, which operates conventional and oil sands operations in Canada, told Reuters on Wednesday the cuts came as oil prices continue to weaken after falling more than 60 percent since June.   "The challenging economic environment has required us to make some difficult decisions," Andrea Urbanek, a spokeswoman for the company, said in an email.   ConocoPhillips shares were up 4

Chevron Announces New Executive Assignments

for several executives. "Over the course of her career, Rhonda made many significant contributions to our business and distinguished herself as one of our most versatile and proven leaders," said John Watson, Chevron's chairman and chief executive officer. "Her operating experience in Canada, the United States and Australia, combined with her strong background in a number of key functional areas, made her an invaluable member of our executive committee and one of my most trusted advisors on governance and public policy issues." Zygocki is a native of St. John's, Newfoundland

Rhonda I. Zygocki Retires from Chevron

for several executives. "Over the course of her career, Rhonda made many significant contributions to our business and distinguished herself as one of our most versatile and proven leaders," said John Watson, Chevron's chairman and chief executive officer. "Her operating experience in Canada, the United States and Australia, combined with her strong background in a number of key functional areas, made her an invaluable member of our executive committee and one of my most trusted advisors on governance and public policy issues." Zygocki is a native of St. John's, Newfoundland

(Image: Petronas)

Petronas to Canada: No Tax Deal, No LNG Plant for 15 Years

Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas said on Monday it could delay its planned $11 billion liquefied natural gas plant on Canada's Pacific Coast by up to 15 years unless it can reach a favorable tax deal by month's end. Petronas said in a statement that the economics of the plant are marginal and without a favorable tax arrangement with the province of British Columbia and Canada's federal government, it could shelve the project for a decade or more. The company set a deadline of the end of October to reach a deal. "Missing this date will have the impact of having to defer our

Orion Group Strengthens Ties with Canada

Orion Group, a manpower provider to the U.K. oil and gas sector, last week sent a delegation to Canada to support ongoing business links and growth in the country. Representatives from Orion Group visited clients in the Canadian oil and gas capital Calgary, to host a U.K. trade and investment event on Thursday, May 22. Alan Savage, chairman of Orion Group hosted an evening with Tony Kay OBE, British Consulate-General, Calgary. Those attending discussed the future of Canada’s oil and gas industry as the sector responds to changing workplace requirements. Alan Savage, said, “The

Brandon Reid (Photo: AdvanTec)

AdvanTec Hires Business Development Manager

;all manufacturers in the marine equipment industry specializing in doors, hatches and windows—announced the addition of Brandon Reid to its business development Team.   Reid will assume the role of Business Development Manager, responsible for AdvanTec’s presence in Eastern Canada and the U.S.   Reid comes to AdvanTec from the marine equipment sales industry, previously working with Beclawat Manufacturing. He began his career in manufacturing before moving to sales and business development

Kevin Strachan (Photo: Seatronics)

Seatronics Names Strachan Head of Finance

holds a masters degree in accounting from Aberdeen University, and a chartered accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. With more than 20 years of experience, he has held a number of managerial roles, including chief financial officer at Chantry Networks in Toronto, Canada, and group financial controller for the Ferguson Group in the U.K

Bob E. Mallory (Photo: Mallory Alexander International Logistics)

New Chief Administrative Officer at Mallory Alexander

on developing programs to drive company growth through expansion and acquisitions.     He is a member of the fifth-generation family owning Mallory Alexander International Logistics.   Mallory has over 20 years’ experience in international sales in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada through Morgan Keegan and Company and Raymond James