Richard W. Greenwood is a retired Naval Engineering Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy, having served 37 years in uniform. His engineering education and training included a BEng(Mech) from the Royal Military College of Canada, a MSc (Naval Architecture) from University College London, and fleet training as a marine systems engineer.
Director General of Major Projects, Canadian Coast Guard
Robert (Robb) Wight became Director General of Major Projects in the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) in 2012. His responsibilities include the acquisition and delivery of large vessels, helicopters, air-cushioned vehicles, and small vessels.
DAVID H. BLACK is President and owner of Kitimat Clean Ltd. which proposes to build an oil refinery on the Pacific Coast to process bitumen from the Alberta oil sands. Refined fuels from the refinery will be shipped via VLCC tankers to Asia.
As a trusted sales and marketing executive, David applies his 35+ years of experience in the information technology and related services sector in Canada and the US to help clients solve real business problems effectively and affordably.
Co-founder and Technical Director, HydroComp, Inc., USA
Donald MacPherson is co-founder and Technical Director of HydroComp, Inc., USA. Widely regarded as one of the industry’s foremost authorities in hydrodynamic and propulsion system simulation with over thirty years direct experience, Mr. MacPherson oversees all software product development and is principal investigator for consulting services.
Emma Murowinski is an Implementation Specialist at Helm Operations with an extensive and versatile background in physical oceanography, marine instrumentation, high tech education, and shipboard research and exploratory operations.
Harald Tillung is working as Business Development Manager at Wätsilä Norway. With his background in electro and automation, he has been working for many years with electrical solutions for several vessel types and has a wide knowledge of complete system design from engines to propulsion.
Jeffrey Smith is a former Royal Canadian Navy Chief Engineer and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering. A law professor, he researches marine safety and environmental protection, and the effectiveness of global shipping governance.
Regional Marketing Manger, North & South America, AkzoNobel
John Mangano is the Regional Marketing Manger, North & South America for AkzoNobel’s marine Coating business, International, and has been with the company for 17 years. Prior to his current role, John has worked as a Technical Service Representative and an Account Manager for International Paint.
An engineering graduate from the University of British Columbia, Mr. Wyder has over 22 years of experience providing management, design, and field services on projects related to maritime, heavy civil and industrial applications.
Lindsay Johnston joined Robert Allan Ltd. in 2014 after graduating from the University of Victoria. She holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and fluid mechanics.
Vice President of Engineering and Business Support, Babcock Canada
Mike Homer, C Eng, FIMechE is the Vice President of Engineering and Business Support at Babcock Canada. He has a considerable background and experience within the marine sector and other related engineering markets.
Ray is a mechanical engineer, and founder of Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada. Rainhouse began in 2001 and has evolved to specialize in engineering and manufacturing for the defence, marine and advanced manufacturing industries.
Riccardo Regosa is a marine engineer with extensive international experience. Prior to launching his career in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry, Riccardo served for 10 years in the Royal Dutch Navy where he received his engineering education.
Chief Technology Officer, Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd
Ryan Nicoll is the co-founder and CTO of the ocean engineering consultancy and software company DSA. Before co-founding DSA in 2006, Ryan graduated from the University of Victoria with a Masters and Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering.
Sam Johnson is the Engineering Superintendent at Point Hope Shipyard, located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. With a Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Technology from BCIT in Vancouver, and holding an AScT certification through ASTTBC,
Mr Blattmann resides in Victoria, British Columbia. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal with a BSc in mechanical engineering. He served 36 years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a marine engineer.