CanPM Consulting Inc.
Derek Hughes, CanPM Consulting Inc., is a senior project manager and retired military officer [35 years in Canadian Submarines and Canadian Patrol Frigates (CPFs)] with a range of experience in complex program management, marine engineering and complex systems engineering.
Professor and Lawyer
Jeffrey Smith is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering and a former Royal Canadian Navy Chief Engineer. Before becoming a law professor, he was counsel to the United Nations for law of the sea matters. Jeffrey’s current areas of research include marine safety, ocean environmental protection, and the effectiveness of global shipping governance. He advises marine classification societies on shipping legislation and the implementation of the NATO Naval Ship Code and was advisor to the government of Canada for contract matters in the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (now the National Shipbuilding Strategy). Jeffrey’s recent publications include assessments of the Polar Code for Shipping and reviews of the IMO regime to regulate air pollution.
Donald (Don) Wilson is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers and a former Royal Canadian Navy Chief Engineer. He began his professional career in 1954 as a Naval Cadet and retired from the Canadian Forces as a Navy Captain in 1986. During his period of service, he had a broad range of employment including overseeing the building of HMCS HURON and commissioning this new destroyer as the ship’s Engineering Officer. He also was the Commanding Officer of 2 Canadian Forces Technical Services Agency in Montreal from late 1982 to 1985.
Don was appointed to the Public Service of Canada as the Director General Quality Assurance in the Department of National Defence at the beginning of 1986 where he was responsible for the acceptance of most new equipment and the overhaul of in-service materiel for DND and for the US Department of Defence across Canada.
In September 1992, Don joined the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) as Chief Executive Officer. CGSB was then a provider of standards development, product certification and quality management system registration services to the public and private sectors.
In the summer of 1994, he retired from the Public Service after 40 years’ service.
Don is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE). He is a Charter Member of CIMarE when the Institute was formed in 1976 and has held several positions on the CIMarE Council and in four of the Institute’s Branches from Victoria to Halifax, Montreal and Ottawa.
Don was one of the CIMarE members who established the Institute’s Mari-Tech annual technical conferences – gatherings hosted successively by all seven Institute Branches. The first event took place in Halifax in 1979 with the 40th event being hosted by the Ottawa Branch in 2019.
Walters Marine Engineering and Consulting Inc.
Although many believe the best ships are the one’s that have been built, Glenn is a firm believer that “the best ships are relationships.”
Glenn is an active member of the marine technical community and has served as a SNAME volunteer in many roles and responsibilities, including:
- Co-Chair MARITECH 2019 and Technical Program
- Global Membership Committee Chair, 2018-present
- Regional Vice President (Central and Gulf Region), 2012-2017
- Eastern Canadian Section Chair, 2006-2012
- Co-Chair Ottawa Marine Technical Symposium 2013
- Co-Chair MARITECH 2012, Ottawa
With over 35 years in the marine sector, Glenn has had the pleasure of interesting and challenging projects where leadership through effective program management coupled with sound technical judgement was required.
Glenn served 20 years in the Royal Canadian Navy in surface ships and then as the Marine Systems Engineering Head of Department in HMCS ONONDAGA (Canadian Oberon Class submarine) coupled with time in the engineering headquarters, both on exchange in the UK and in Ottawa. Glenn has over 10 years in industry supporting the Victoria Class Submarines, including the roll out of the Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). Presently, Glenn is an independent consultant in the role of “Friend of the Government.”
Glenn lives in Ottawa and is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (BEng, 1987) and University College London (MSc in Marine Engineering and Submarine Design Course (1996)).