Don Wilson

by in  Planning Committee

Naval Engineer

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.

Martin MacCorquodale

CEng, MAPM
Director

Babcock Canada | Marine & Technology Planning Team

Martin MacCorquodale is the Director – Engineering Services with Babcock Canada and is responsible for the business development and project execution of engineering programs across multiple sectors. Before coming to Canada in 2012, Martin supported Babcock’s Marine business by providing design capability and engineering management across a wide array of defence and commercial marine programs.

Martin has a degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and is a Chartered Engineer. He is a Member of both the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). He is also a Member of the Association of Project Managers.

Jeffery J. Smith

(Co-Chair)
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.

Gerry Lanigan

Gerry’s professional career spans ship systems operation and maintenance, project management, procurement management in government and industry, engineering design, , and quality system development and implementation.  He has extensive experience with technical and engineering support contract and project management for DND, DFO/CCG, TC and other government departments.

He has been an active member of CIMarE since 1981, including Chairman of Ottawa Branch, National Council, and Mari-Tech Conferences.

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