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A Red Seal Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic and Transport Canada Certified Marine Engineer, specializing in large two and four stroke diesel engines, propulsion and other marine mechanical equipment with a primary focus on Quality, Safety and the Environment. A “Hands-On” Leader with twenty plus years of diverse Management experience within the marine shipping / ship repair / shipbuilding industries, possessing superior interpersonal skills who is a competent administrator of operating and / or production budgets under stringent time constraints and is capable of multitasking, prioritizing and creating detailed work schedules.


Strong Mechanical Aptitude                                                                                                     Project Management

Strategic and Operational Planning                                                                              Product Quality Improvement

Relationship and Team Building                                                                                Productivity / Cost Containment

Work Process Development / Improvement                                                                       Performance Management


General Manager                                                                                                                  May 2010 –  Present

Abyss International Marine Services                                                           North Vancouver, BC, and Worldwide              

Manage the day-to-day operations, marketing and scheduling of company assets and the principle contact for technical consulting, surveys and project management services.

International projects completed:

  • CMV IOLAIR – 2012 Refit Modernization                                                             March 2012 – September 2012

Cotemar SA de CV                                                                                                 Cuidad del Carmen / Veracruz, MX

  • DSV Boa Canopus – 2011 Refit                                                                                    March 2011 -  May 2011

Cotemar SA de CV                                                                                                Cuidad del Carmen / Veracruz, MX

  • Assessment of Guinea Power                                                                                February 2011 – March 2011

Government of Guinea                                                                                                                   Conakry, Guinea

Mechanical & Piping Superintendent                                                                      April 2008 – November 2009

Vancouver Shipyard Ltd.                                                                                          North Vancouver, BC, Canada               

Responsible for estimating, increasing production, resource loading, scheduling, training, technical guidance and promoting Company’s Safety and Quality Standards for Mechanics, Pipefitters and Machinist Departments in new construction and refit shipyard.

Instrumental with the introduction and implementation of the “5S” Strategy in three shops to control productivity, waste management and work flow:

  • 28% increased productivity in Pipefitting Department
  • 19% increased productivity in Mechanical Department
  • 7% increased productivity in Machine Shop

Responsible for the revision and updating of all company Departmental QA / QC forms, Standard Work Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures for the three shops under my management.

Authored company’s revised training curriculum for the Marine Mechanics Apprenticeship program.

Owner / President / Managing Director                                                                    January 1990 – March 2007

Ship's Aid International Ltd.                                                                        Dartmouth, NS, Canada and Worldwide

Managed daily operations, sales consultancy and provided technical guidance to a marine service company. Created and produced the company's QM / QA / QC manuals and ISO procedures. Was primary contact for sales, marketing and technical services for generation equipment overhauls, specialized machine services, consulting, engineering and project management.

Provided hands-on experience with highly specialized large engine machining services, such as: line boring, machining liner and cylinder cover landing surfaces, in-situ crankshaft journal grinding and refinishing, component refurbishing services and re-babbitting services for stern tube, line shaft and main engine babbitt bearings per OEM specifications and as agent for Golten Worldwide .

Directed the company Service Department and provided specialized technical support during repair and overhaul of diesel engines, Controllable Pitch Propellers, thrusters, gearboxes, steering gears, winches, sterntube seals and other equipment, both locally and around the world.

Engine Fitter / Charge Hand / Mechanical Superintendent                                January 1980 – January 1990

Halifax Dartmouth Industries Ltd.                                                                  Dartmouth and Halifax, NS, Canada

Examined, diagnosed and repaired various marine products such as diesel engines, gearboxes, Controllable Pitch Propeller hubs, thrusters, steering gears, stabilizers, et cetera.

Promoted the company safety policy, quality standard, provided supervision, training, production monitoring, reporting, work scheduling and supervised mechanical repairs.


Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS                                                                             September 1979 - May 1981

Degree studies in Engineering Sciences and a Minor in Business                                   (60% of curriculum completed)

Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology, Sydney, NS                                              April 1975 – June 1975

Completion of apprenticeship blocks training and Journeyman’s examination

Kings Regional Vocational School, Kentville, NS                                                    September 1971 – June 1973

Apprenticeship in Heavy Duty Equipment Repair


  • Truck and Transport Mechanic                                        Province of Nova Scotia   Certificate # 83
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic                        Interprovincial Red Seal   Certificate # E06-000153                                  
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician                                  Province of Nova Scotia   Certificate # 349


  • ABS Surveyor Orientation                                                                                     ABS ACADEMY

Welding Inspection for the Marine Surveyor                                                               

Non Destructive Testing for the Marine Surveyor                                         (Houston, Texas) 03/04/2006

  • M282 / M332(C) / M453(C) / M552(C) / M601(C)                                          PON CATERPILLAR / MAK

M20 / M25 / M32 / M43 medium speed diesel engines                              (Copenhagen, Denmark) 01/2003

  •  DX / DXS / DXC / DZC / (V)DZC                                                      ANGLO BELGIUM CORPORATION

EDX / EDZC / E(V)DZC medium speed diesel engines                                         (Ghent, Belgium) 10/1994

  • O/ OT /OK slow speed diesel engines                                                              CALLESEN MARINE AS          

                      (Aabenra, Denmark) 11/1994

  • SP (old style) / FU (new style) model tunnel thrusters                                                   BRUNVOLL AS

& AR model azimuth thrusters                                                                          (Molde, Norway) 02/1992

  • Simplex Standard / Simplex Compact seals                                                        HDW / BLOHM+VOSS

Sterntube / thruster / rudder seal assemblies                                               (Hamburg, Germany) 03/1992

HDW white metal stern bearings

  • AC /AX / WX medium speed diesel engines                                                                 WICHMANN AS                   

                         (Rubbestadneset, Norway) 05/1985

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