FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5 March 2018
Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Christof brings over 20 years of experience successfully delivering large, complex programs for multinational companies. With an extensive background in strategic financial planning and analysis, Christof will help drive the continued success and improvement of Seaspan.
“As a leader with experience in transforming international finance teams, Christof has all of the skills that we were looking for to lead the financial components of our business,” said Brian Carter, President and CEO – Seaspan Shipyards. “We are pleased to welcome him to Seaspan as our company continues to grow and look forward to the contributions he will make.”
Christof is a highly accomplished finance executive who will provide the leadership and guidance necessary to build a strong, integrated and efficient finance team. In addition, his industry background – which includes contributing to the profitable growth of aerospace and defence programs at Airbus Group – is valuable as Seaspan continues to develop the systems and processes required to deliver on its commitments to the Government of Canada as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
“Christof will be an integral member of our Executive Leadership Team in the newly created role of CFO. He will play a key role in our efforts to deliver on commitments for our customers and ensure the long-term success of our business,” said Brian Carter.
Christof’s expertise includes leading diverse teams of finance professionals, business planning and analysis, large-scale capital project delivery, accounting and auditing, financial performance management, investor relations, as well as business partnering and successfully managing rapid growth.
ABOUT SEASPAN SHIPYARDS
With strategic locations in the Pacific Northwest region, Seaspan Shipyards is Canada’s West Coast centre of excellence for shipbuilding and ship repair. With modern facilities and a dedicated workforce, the company has proven itself to be a reliable partner on a range of complex projects for both government and the private sector.
Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s chosen Non-Combat Shipbuilder under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. In this capacity, 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 jobs, generating economic benefits and rebuilding Canada’s shipbuilding and marine industries.
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