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. He did work at National Defence Headquarters as a Life Cycle Marine Engineer and was responsible to identify long term engineering solutions to fleet problems, developing shipboard installation design and acquire new equipment.
In his naval career he also performed the functions of Engineering Manager on the Canadian Submarine Acquisition project which at the time consisted in the acquisition of 12 nuclear powered submarines. In the 1990’s he was the on-site senior naval officer overseeing the construction of 12 frigates at St John Shipbuilding and Lauzon Quebec yards. His main function was to ensure the frigates were being build to the contract specifications. While serving 4 years in St John New Brunswick he saw the delivery of 7 frigates to the navy. He had the pleasure of serving 3 years as the Commanding Officer of Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton on the West Coast in Victoria. He views his last naval appointment as the “icing on the cake” when he performed the duties of Military Attaché to Germany and spent 3 fabulous years at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin.
Upon retiring from the navy, Mr Blattmann performed marine engineering consulting tasks for BC Ferries, SNC Lavalin and Babcock Canada. Mr Blattmann is now enjoying retirement and devoting some of his spare time to CiMare activities. He has held the Chair position of the institute for the past 4 years.