North Vancouver, B.C. – September 20, 2022: Seaspan Shipyards is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of The Washington Companies has appointed John McCarthy as CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, effective immediately. He succeeds Mark Lamarre, who assumes a new role as President and CEO of The Washington Companies, following the planned retirement of the previous President and CEO. Read The Washington Companies news release here.
John McCarthy has been an integral part of the senior leadership team with Seaspan Shipyards since 2018 and brings more than 36 years of experience in shipbuilding, repair and overhaul and as a senior leader at American and International shipyards. As Chief Program Officer of Seaspan Shipyards for the past four years, McCarthy oversaw all new construction programs as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.
“I am excited and honoured to lead Seaspan Shipyards forward in this exciting and critical time for our company as we continue to build, repair and modernize ships both for Canada’s national needs and for our other important customers,” said John McCarthy, CEO of Seaspan Shipyards. “I have tremendous regard for Seaspan’s proud history and look forward to continuing to work with our incredibly talented team across our three shipyards and our Government partners to deliver on our current work and capitalize on the future opportunities ahead.”
“On behalf of the entire Seaspan Shipyards team, we thank Mark Lamarre for his outstanding leadership and the significant contributions he has made through this important period for our company,” added McCarthy. “Mark has been instrumental in driving a culture of continuous improvement and putting our Shipyards on the successful trajectory we are on today. I would also like to personally thank him for his guidance and friendship and look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role.”
ABOUT SEASPAN SHIPYARDS
Seaspan Shipyards, a division of Seaspan ULC, is a leader in Canada’s shipbuilding and ship repair industry. With modern facilities and a dedicated workforce of approximately 2,800 in North Vancouver and Victoria, the company has proven itself to be a trusted and strategic partner on a range of complex projects for both government and the private sector.
Seaspan Shipyards is proud to deliver Canada’s non-combat program of work under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The company is building state-of-the-art ships in Canada for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Through its NSS-related work, Seaspan Shipyards is creating thousands of jobs, generating significant economic benefits, and rebuilding Canada’s shipbuilding and marine industries.