Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Seaspan Appoints Three VPs

By Mark Edward Nero

Seaspan, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based association of companies specializing in coastal marine transportation, shipdocking/ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services, has named three new vice presidents to its senior leadership team, the company announced March 17.

The association has announced Linda Wortman as Vice President, Finance & Accounting; Catherine Chick as Vice President, Business Services & Technology; and Shawn Chylinski as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality.

Chylinski joined Seaspan in June 2013 as Director, Safety & Environment and held that role until being appointed Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) earlier this month.
As part of both the Seaspan Marine and Seaspan Shipyards Senior Leadership Teams, Chylinski will be expected to provide strategic leadership and direction for all HSEQ management systems throughout Seaspan.

He’s also expected to be, according to Seaspan, “the driving force behind a culture of safety, environmental stewardship, quality and efficiency throughout the company.”

Wortman joined Seaspan in 2008 as Controller, Marine. In her new role as Vice President, Finance & Accounting, she’s responsible for strategic financial oversight of the marine division and corporate services.

She will also advise Seaspan’s CFO and executive leadership team.

As Business Services & Technology VP, Chick’s role will be to provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives in support of the company’s short and long term business strategies.

She joined Seaspan in 2012 to establish internal project management capabilities and system improvement projects. In 2013, her role expanded to include the management of IT Operations.