John joined Vancouver Shipyards in November 2016 as Director – Engineering and in March 2017 was promoted to Vice President – Engineering.
John has had a long career in shipbuilding and infrastructure construction with over 39 years of experience, spanning three different continents. He joined the company from Gulf Marine Services W.L.L in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before that, he acted in a senior leadership capacity for energy and drydock companies in the Middle East. Prior to this experience, he served a number of different roles over the course of three decades at Saint John Shipbuilding in New Brunswick, including 16 years at Irving Shipbuilding.
As Vice President – Engineering, John will lead the engineering team in the creation of design and work packages for the execution of new construction work, as well as direct the development and maintenance of engineering standards. He will also direct the ongoing management of key subcontractor relationships, including Tier 1 partners, who play an integral role in the design process.