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.

Angelique Davis

P. Eng
Naval Architect
VARD Marine Inc.

Angelique Davis is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the membership chair of the Eastern Canadian Section branch, a Professional Engineer, and a working naval architect at Vard Marine (previously STX Canada Marine). She graduated in 2009 from Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Bachelor of Engineering co-op program with a focus in Ocean and Naval Architecture. After graduation, she moved to Ottawa to work at BMT Fleet Technology (now BMT Canada) and moved her career to VARD in 2014. Angelique was featured in the January/February 2018 edition of Professional Engineers Ontario’s Engineering Dimensions magazine as one of ‘25 Outstanding Female Engineers’.

Glenn Walters

(Co-chair)
President
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)).

Marie-Claude Bureau

CMP
Senior Event Manager & Founder
Maestro Conference and Event Management Inc.

Marie-Claude is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and has 20 years of experience in coordination and management positions and more than 15 years in event management. She has extensive experience in planning and successfully executing a wide range of events in North America, South America and Europe, including annual conferences, members’ meetings, symposiums, and international commemorative ceremonies.

Marie-Claude has in-depth expertise in registration, exhibition, promoting clients’ events to their target clientele, and guiding sponsors to maximize return on their partnership investments.

Marie-Claude is fluently bilingual, which allows her to work in both official languages without hesitation.

Marie-Claude holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and International Management from Université de Montréal, École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Montreal, QC, as well as an Event Management certificate from La Cité Collégiale.  She is an active member of CanSPEP and was vice-chair of the 2016 Annual Conference.