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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Seaspan News

Seaspan Appoints Bing Chen As Chief Executive Officer

 Seaspan Corporation announced that Bing Chen will be joining the Company as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and appointed to the Board of Directors in January, 2018.    Gerry Wang will be retiring as CEO and Director of Seaspan effective November 3. Upon Wang’s retirement, Peter Curtis, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will also serve as Seaspan’s interim chief executive officer until Chen’s arrival, after which he will continue in his current role.   David Sokol, Chairman of Seaspan’s Board of Directors, stated, "We are

Jonathan Whitworth (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan’s Whitworth Earns Top CEO Honors

Seaspan announced that its CEO Jonathan Whitworth has been named Business in Vancouver’s 2016 BC CEO of the Year.   Each year, Business in Vancouver – along with its partners – seek nominations for British Columbia’s most outstanding business people in private and public sector companies to honor them for their achievements.   Seaspan’s Jonathan Whitworth has been named the winner of the Enterprise Category (revenues of $500 million and above), the largest of all the awards.   “We are so proud of Jonathan and pleased his achievements and hard

Catherine Chick (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Appoints Three

Seaspan has named three new Vice Presidents to its Senior Leadership Team, announcing the appointments of Linda Wortman as Vice President, Finance & Accounting; Catherine Chick as Vice President, Business Services & Technology; and Shawn Chylinski as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality.   As Vice President, Finance & Accounting, Linda is responsible for strategic financial oversight of the marine division and corporate services. She is a key advisor to the CFO and Executive Leadership Team and ensures information and metrics are available to inform value added

(left to right) Vancouver Shipyard’s Chester Saret - Burning Area Chargehand, Brian Carter – President, Seaspan Shipyards, and Mike Corrigan – President & CEO, BC Ferries, oversee the first cut of steel on the new BCFS Cable Ferry.

Vancouver Shipyards Begins Building New Cable Ferry

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) announced today it has officially started construction on a new Cable Ferry for BC Ferries. The 78.5 meter ferry, slated for delivery in Spring 2015, will accommodate up to 50 vehicles and 150 passengers, while servicing the Buckley Bay to Denman Island route. This newbuild will engage all VSY unions, including Marine and Shipbuilders Local 506, International Association of Machinists Lodge 692, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 213, United Association of Pipefitters Local 170, and Canadian Office and Professional Employees Local 15

Vancouver Shipyards (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Appoints Three to its Executive Team

Seaspan, an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal and deepsea transportation, bunkering, ship repair and shipbuilding services, named three senior leaders to its corporate executive team, the company announced today.   The appointments include Paul Thomas as Vice President, Engineering – Vancouver Shipyards; Matt Boydston as Vice President, Finance – Seaspan Shipyards; and Billy Garton as General Counsel for Seaspan ULC.    As Vice President, Engineering, Thomas is primarily responsible for engineering and design on new ship construction, in

MP Randeep Sarai, Jonathan Whitworth - Seaspan CEO, and Brian Carter – President, Seaspan Shipyards with the recipients of today’s multi-year, multimillion dollar investment in the training of BC’s future shipbuilders (Photo: Seaspan)

Donors Give $2.9 Mln to Train BC’s Future Shipbuilders

The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Seaspan, announced today a multi-year, multimillion dollar investment in the future of British Columbia’s marine industrial sector.   The commitment totals $2.9 million and includes a three-year, $900,000 donation by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation to three institutional trades training programs in Canada. This donation has been given in support of the Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy program under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The donation recipients include the British Columbia Institute

Tim Page

Seaspan Appoints Page as VP, Government Relations

Seaspan has announced that Tim Page has joined Seaspan Shipyards as Vice President, Government Relations. Tim will provide leadership to Seaspan Shipyards, acting as the primary representative with Government agencies and non-Government Organizations (NGOs), responsible for building and maintaining relationships with federal, provincial and local authorities, regulatory agencies and key policy makers. Tim comes to Seaspan from Ottawa, with over 30 years of experience in positions of leadership and senior management across diverse sectors of the Canadian economy. Most recently, he served as

Brent Hale (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Names Hale Chief Administrative Officer

 Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) has appointed Brent Hale as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).    Brent joined Seaspan in June 2015 as Vice President - Human Resources (HR). In this capacity Brent led the strategic reorganization of HR at Seaspan - implementing new HR and Labor Relations initiatives that facilitated rapid growth across the enterprise while significantly improving quality and efficiency.    In his new role as CAO, Brent is accountable for leading Seaspan’s Corporate Shared Services, while continuing to be a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Seaspan&rsquo

Victoria Shipyards' new VP and GM, Joe O'Rourke (Photo courtesy of Victoria Shipyards)

Victoria Shipyards VP Barker to Retire

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards announces retirement of vice president and general manager, appoints successor   Seaspan’s vice president and general manager of Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd., Malcolm Barker, will retire Spring 2015, following more than 21 years with the company.   Barker began his shipbuilding career at the age of 16 and has been in the B.C. marine industry for nearly four decades. Formerly with Yarrows Shipyard in Esquimalt, he has spent the last 21 years with Victoria Shipyards, providing dynamic leadership and establishing an exceptional level of service for a

Paul Hilder (Photo: Seaspan Marine)

Seaspan Marine Names Hilder Marine Operations VP

Seaspan announced the appointment of Paul Hilder to Vice President, Marine Operations.   As a member of Seaspan’s senior leadership team, Hilder will oversee the operational efficiency and safety of the company’s vessels and marine crews. Working in collaboration with Port Captains, Dispatch and the Regulatory & Compliance departments, Hilder will also oversee and monitor ongoing operational and training issues in order to reduce potential risks and liabilities to the company.   Hilder has a long, storied past in the BC marine industry. He re-joined Seaspan Marine in

Canada’s Largest Gantry Crane: Seaspan Unveils Name

After several months of anticipation and preparation, and the careful consideration of hundreds of student submissions, Seaspan officially revealed the name of its newly assembled, 300-tonne gantry crane at a boisterous unveiling ceremony at Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) today. Announcing the crane’s new name - Hiyí Skwáyel, the Squamish language translation of “Big Blue” (pronounced hee-yay sk-why-el) – was the final step in an extensive evaluation process that began with a two-week long “Crane Naming Contest” with North Vancouver School District

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Seaspan Signs MOAs With Guild & ILWU, Strike Averted

  North Vancouver, BC — Jonathan Whitworth, Seaspan CEO, announced today that it has signed agreements with both the Canadian Merchant Service Guild (the Guild) and International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 400 to enter into binding arbitration/mediation. Following extensive discussions with the Honourable Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Status of Women, Seaspan and both unions have agreed to allow the Federal Government to appoint an arbitrator who will run the process and be responsible for setting the terms of reference. Once the arbitration is

Brent Hale (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Appoints Human Resources VP

Brent Hale has joined Seaspan as vice president of human resources, the company announced.   As part of Seaspan’s senior executive team, Hale will provide leadership for strategic plans, and guide the development and implementation of human resources and labor relations initiatives and processes to achieve its corporate goals.    “I am very pleased to welcome Brent to the Seaspan family and our world-class leadership team, said Jonathan Whitworth, CEO, Seaspan. “Brent brings a wealth of diverse experience and we believe his commitment to culture as well as a proven

Steve Roth, President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Makes Leadership Moves

Seaspan Ferries Steve Roth has been promoted to President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC). In this position, Steve will continue to have the primary accountability for the overall performance of the SFC business unit, including management of day-to-day operations of SFC, as well as the short and long-term strategic planning processes, including setting and fulfilling revenue and profitability targets and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders. He is also responsible for ensuring that customer service expectations are met or exceeded while ensuring the safe operation of SFC’s

Jenny Gethings (Photo: Seaspan Marine)

Gethings Joins Seaspan Marine as Business Development VP

Jenny Gethings has been named vice president of business development at Seaspan Marine, the company announced.   Gethings will lead Seaspan’s business development team as it continues to pursue new business, identify new markets and develop current and future opportunities for its marine division.    Gethings brings to the role more than 25 years in the marine industry, including port operations and cargo logistics, and most recently served as director of global projects for Schenker Canada, where she was responsible for numerous projects worldwide. In addition, Gethings has

Bart Reynolds (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Marine Names Reynolds President

Bart Reynolds has been hired to take over as president of Seaspan Marine, the company announced today.   Appointed to lead Seaspan’s Marine Division, Reynolds joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions and senior management.    In the last 15 years, Reynolds has held positions in the offshore supply boat business in the United States, West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, most recently serving as Vice President, Americas at GulfMark Offshore Inc. Prior to that, he worked at Tidewater Marine LLC as Area Manager, U.S. Operations.

Jim Corr (Photo: Seaspan)

Vancouver Shipyards Promotes Corr to VP

 Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) has appointed Jim Corr as Vice President – Planning & Estimating.   Corr joined VSY in January 2017 as a consultant, and in June 2017 was promoted to Vice President, Planning & Estimating. In this role, Corr is responsible for providing leadership and direction on network planning, detail planning and production control, as well as estimating for new ship construction.    planning/scheduling, Integrated Master Scheduling, Lean Six Sigma, engineering planning, process development and pre-production processes. He joined the

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