Friday, January 8, 2016

New Vancouver Shipyards VP Announced

By Mark Edward Nero

British Columbia-based transportation company Seaspan Marine said Jan. 4 that Ian Brennan has joined its subsidiary Vancouver Shipyards as Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Contracts.

As part of Seaspan Shipyard’s executive team, he’ll be responsible for and day-to-day oversight and direction of supply chain, warehousing and logistics, procurement, and contracts and subcontracts in support of new vessel construction at Vancouver Shipyards.

He joins the company from General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada where he was chief counsel and corporate secretary. In that role, he was responsible for export/import, anti-bribery and trade restrictions compliance, intellectual property and licensing matters, design and management of procurement terms and conditions of purchase and sale, and all commercial and legal matters.

Prior to that, he was Commercial and Procurement Director for Project Management International Ltd. in the United Kingdom. Overall, he has more than 27 years of experience in the shipbuilding and heavy project construction industries.

“I am very pleased to welcome Ian to the team at Vancouver Shipyards,” Seaspan Shipyards President Brian Carter said. “Ian’s diverse corporate and shipbuilding experience coupled with his proven success in delivering on complex projects will be an asset for Seaspan’s new construction program.”