Peter Lister

Vice President, Commercial Services – Seaspan Marine

Peter joined Seaspan Marine as Vice President, Commercial Services, in November 2016 bringing with him over 20 years of experience as a research and innovation leader in the forestry sector.

Peter joins the company from FPInnovations, where he served as Vice President, Forest Operations & Wood Products. In this role, Peter led multiple direct reports and over 200 staff in two major business divisions and three geographic locations to deliver $45M in high impact research, innovation, product development and technical support.

As a member of Seaspan Marine’s senior leadership team, Peter has overall responsibility for the Marketing, Sales and Customer Relations within the company’s current customer base. He will develop and build effective marketing strategies, customer service quality control measures, customer service standards and account management processes.

Peter holds both a Masters and Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and recently served as Director of both the Canadian Wood Council and Canadian Construction Innovations.

Strategic and creative with demonstrated experience in delivering customer satisfaction and financial performance, Peter excels in complex environments and creating collaborative approaches across competing stakeholder groups.