Malcolm Barker to be Master of Ceremonies

  • Malcolm Barker of Victoria Shipyards Photograph by: ADRIAN LAM, Times Colonist

    Malcolm Barker of Victoria Shipyards, and MC of Marine Engineering - The New Wave 2014
    Photograph by: ADRIAN LAM, Times Colonist

    The organizing committee of Marine Engineering – The New Wave, is pleased to announced that Mr. Malcolm Barker will lead us as Master of Ceremonies, for this important technical conference and marine exhibition, occurring in Victoria, BC, Canada, in June 2014.

    Malcolm Barker is the Vice President and General Manager of Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd. part of the Seaspan organization. Mr. Barker has recently won the British Columbia Maritime Museum Beaver Medal, highlighting Mr. Barker “dynamic leadership”.

    “B.C.’s ocean economy contributes about eight per cent of province’s gross domestic product and the Beaver Medal is intended to spotlight people who helped create or chronicled this activity.”

    Read more about the Beaver Medal from the Times Colonist article.

    About Malcolm Barker…

    “B.C.’s ocean economy contributes about eight per cent of province’s gross domestic product and the Beaver Medal is intended to spotlight people who helped create or chronicled this activity,” – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/shipbuilding-lifelong-passion-for-ss-beaver-medal-winner-malcolm-barker-1.702787#sthash.ZNGRHYPI.dpuf

    “Malcolm Barker Malcolm Barker brings ample experience to his position as Vice President and General Manager of Victoria Shipyards, where he oversees the West Coast Center of Excellence for the construction, maintenance, repairs and modifications of vessels up to 100,000 DWT. Being the largest ship repair facility on Canada’s West Coast, Victoria Shipyards serves a diverse clientele, which includes tugboats, yachts, ferries, deepsea vessels, and cruiseships along with state of the art naval vessels.

     Malcolm Barker began his career as an apprentice electrician at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders in the North East of England. He has held a number of positions within shipyards in the UK, US and Canada, ranging from draftsman and estimator to project manager.

    After several years as Manager, Ship Repair at Yarrows Ltd., and later as Project Manager with Vancouver Shipyards, he took on the position as Manager of Victoria Shipyards in 1994 and was made Vice President and General Manager in 2006.” – Seaspan Corporate Website

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