Speakers and Presenters

    • Malcolm Barker, Master of Ceremonies

      Mr. Malcolm Barker, MC

      Malcolm Barker, Master of Ceremonies Vice President & General ManagerVictoria Shipyards Co. Ltd.

      Having worked in the marine business since the age of 16, 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 tug boats, yachts, ferries, deepsea vessels, and cruiseships along with state of the art naval vessels. Malcolm Barker began his career as an apprentice e...

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    • Tony Cond

      Mr. Tony Cond

      Tony Cond ChairpersonMarine Engineering The New Wave

      Tony Cond was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario and later moved to Whitby, Ontario with his family.  Tony received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute  in 1970 and began his career with Anaconda Canada Ltd in Toronto, with assignments in the Production and Purchasing departments.  In 1975, he joined Ontario Hydro’s Mechanical/Structural Department. In 1977, Cond signed on with the Canadian Forces, Maritime Command as a commissioned marine engineering officer.  For the next thirty years in Canada’s navy, Cond accepted progressively more responsible t...

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    • Barbara Desjardins

      Mayor Barbara Desjardins

      Barbara Desjardins MayorTownship of Esquimalt

      In addition to being the Mayor of Esquimalt, Barbara Desjardins is also a physiotherapist. The mother of two grown children, Barb is a strong advocate for active and healthy living. Barb was elected to Esquimalt Council in 2005 and was recognized for advocacy of issues -- both large and small -- within the community. She successfully ran for Mayor in 2008 and was acclaimed again in 2011. In her career as a public servant, Barb is guided by a couple of rules: 1) pay personal attention to issues and 2) be a visible and active participant in your community. ww...

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    • Brian Carter

      Brian Carter, Seaspan Shipyards

      Brian Carter PresidentSeaspan Shipyards

      Brian joined Seaspan as President – Seaspan Shipyards in January 2012, bringing 18 years of leadership experience in vessel design and construction. During a near 10-year tenure at General Dynamics NASSCO, one of the largest military and commercial new construction shipyards in North America, he developed more than $1B of new construction business and key technology transfer relationships with leading international shipbuilding companies. Following NASSCO and prior to joining Seaspan, Brian founded Brizo Maritime, a company that assists maritime companie...

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    • Dr. Dustin Olender, Phd

      Dustin Olender

      Dr. Dustin Olender, Phd Director of EngineeringAML Oceanographic

      Presentation 24 Dustin Olender specialized in sensor design in his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria after earning a BASc from Queen’s University in Applied Math Engineering and a MASc at the Royal Military College of Canada. He worked for several years designing instruments and sensors in the forestry sector before joining AML in October of 2011. Dustin was recently appointed Director of Engineering after two and a half years as Mechanical Designer of AML’s oceanographic instrumentation. His experience in technical project management, product development, and...

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    • Brian Kingzett, M.Sc.

      Brian Kingzett

      Brian Kingzett, M.Sc. Deep Bay Marine Field Station ManagerCenter for Shellfish Research, Vancouver Island University

      Presentation #23 Twitter: @VIUDeepBay Brian Kingzett is the Manager of the $11 Million Award Winning Deep Bay Marine Field Station completed in 2011 by the Centre for Shellfish Research at Vancouver Island University. Brian received a Bachelor of Science with Honours from UVIC and Masters of Science from SFU in marine biology. During more than twenty‐five year’s experience in the environmental and aquaculture field, Brian has amassed a unique blend of professional expertise and has become established as a leading expert in the Canadian shellfish culture industry., Brian’s work is increa...

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    • Cliff Hunt

      Cliff Hunt

      Cliff Hunt 

      Presentation 01 An Ontario native, transplanted to Victoria 26 years ago, Cliff has served the Canadian Coast Guard for 25 years. Over the course of his career he has successfully managed numerous multi-million dollar major capital projects, served as the Superintendent of the Electronics and Informatics group and for the last two years has held the position of Regional Director for Integrated Technical Services for Western Canada. This group is responsible for the complete life cycle management of all Canadian Coast Guard assets and is comprised of a Marine Engineering group, an Electronic...

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    • Matt Sanders

      Matt Sanders

      Matt Sanders Program ManagerThe Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET)

      Presentation #02 Matt received his undergraduate degree in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University and worked as a forester for the US Forest Service and a private consulting firm in Colorado and Oregon for nearly 10 years. Matt received his Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Sustainability and Renewable Energy from Portland State University in 2012 and, while a student, managed the OWET Commercialization Program. Matt currently manages OWET’s day-to-day operations, which includes supporting the development of strategic initiatives and oversight of OWET funded pro...

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    • Fred Loomis

      Fred Loomis

      Fred Loomis Director of Technical ProjectsW&O Supply

      Presentation 03 Fred Loomis has been with W&O for 16 years, and now serves as the Director of Technical Projects, overseeing the company’s key markets and relevant projects. He works closely with W&O product managers on new technologies and regulations in the maritime industry, including liquefied natural gas and ballast water treatment. Fred is also very active in legislative and environmental issues affecting the maritime industry. Prior to his current role, Fred was the Director of Navy and Government Sales and a Northeast Sales Representative at W&O. Fred graduated from t...

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    • Dr. Chris M Campbell, PhD

      Chris M Campbell

      Dr. Chris M Campbell, PhD Marine Renewables Canada

      Presentation #04 Chris is a marine scientist and leader in development of Canada’s ocean economy.  With a Bsc from Wales, a PhD from Newfoundland, he has worked in France, Newfoundland and British Columbia. Trained in biology, he been a leader in research, education and consulting in marine aquaculture, seafood and ocean technology development. As a founder for this national association, he has built an alliance of industry, governments and utilities to ensure that Canada is a leading player in the emerging renewable ocean energy opportunity.  The 100-memb...

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    • Joel Atwater, MASc, PEng

      Joel Atwater

      Joel Atwater, MASc, PEng Chief Technology OfficerHydro Run

      Presentation #05 Joel is a Professional Engineer and the concept developer of the HydroRun's flagship product, the HydroKite™. Before his current work in underwater robotics, he has explored various renewable energy technologies. As a founder of Crosswind Power Systems, Joel helped develop airborne wind power generators. Joel was an Industrial Research Scholar at BC Hydro, and conducted his concurrent doctoral research is on the topic of tidal and hydrokinetic energy. He holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering and a MASc in Civil Engineering from UBC. He describes his work as consisting o...

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    • Murray Goldberg

      Murray Goldberg

      Murray Goldberg Founder and CEOMarine Learning Systems

      Murray Goldberg (born October, 1962) is a noted Canadian educational technologist and a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Goldberg is best known for being the founder of the elearning companies WebCT, Brainify, Silicon Chalk, AssociCom, and Marine Learning Systems. Goldberg was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and raised in Edmonton until he moved to British Columbia to attend the University of Victoria in 1980. Murray graduated from UVic in 1985 and then went on to earn an MSc from the University of British Columbi...

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    • Denis Morais

      Denis Morais

      Denis Morais Chief Technology OfficerSSI Corporation

      Presentation 07 Denis manages all aspects related to the development of SSI's product portfolio of CAD/CAM shipbuilding & offshore software and services. Denis is responsible for continuing to develop the product consistent with SSI's vision; ensuring the software remains a platform capable of adapting to the rapid change and innovation inherent in technology. As part of the executive management team, Denis develops a strategy to satisfy market requirements using creative and innovative technology solutions. He has extensive experience and knowledge using various development platform...

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    • Geoff Davenport

      Geoff Davenport

      Geoff Davenport President International BusinessCorvus Energy

      Presentation 08 Geoff Davenport has 35 years of experience in senior sales and strategic leadership roles in a number of clean-tech, telecommunications, and software companies. His unique combination of experience and demonstrated ability to build teams brings additional strength and focus to building Corvus’ international business. Geoff has worked closely with manufacturers and suppliers to develop integrated solutions in renewable energy and smart gird markets. He has negotiated complex supply and project development agreements, established corporate partnerships, and was responsible ...

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    • Tiffany Jaster

      Tiffany Jaster Graduate Research AssistantUVic - Mechanical Engineering Dept.

      Presentation 09 Tiffany Jaster received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Victoria in 2006, and completed a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the same university in 2013. Her research interests focus on hybrid powertrain modeling, simulation and analysis for automotive and ship applications. Specific projects she has been involved with include EcoCAR and the UVic Green Ship. In her free time, Tiffany can be found scuba diving and hiking around Vancouver Island.

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    • Dr. Zuomin Dong, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D, P.Eng

      Dr. Zuomin Dong

      Dr. Zuomin Dong, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D, P.Eng Professor and ChairUVic - Mechanical Engineering Dept.

      Presentation 09 Zuomin Dong received his Ph.D. of Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York in 1989, and immediately joined the faculty of University of Victoria. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at University of Victoria, a Professional Engineer registered in British Columbia, and a Fellow of CSME. Dr. Dong's current research interests include: modeling, testing, design and optimization next generation hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell sy...

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    • Dr. Bryson Robertson

      Dr. Bryson Robertson

      Dr. Bryson Robertson Project Manager/Senior Research EngineerUVic - Westcoast Wave Initiative

      Presentation 10 Bryson serves as the Project Manager and Senior Research Engineer with the West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) at the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria. The WCWI preforms detailed wave energy resource assessments for the West Coast of Canada, through numerical modelling and a network of measurement buoys, optimizes partner WEC technologies for British Columbia waters through physical scale tests and numerical modelling, and integrates the c...

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    • Jim Matei

      Jim Matei

      Jim Matei PresidentAOE Canada

      Presentation 11 Mr. Matei (59) brings to AOE over 35 years of Manufacturing, Service, Engineering in Marine and Mining and Sales/Marketing experience. In 1999 Jim founded HBM Canada Inc and later in 2009 HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc. which after only three years in operation, Jim was able to capture a significant share of the oil, gas and mining safety products industry to attract the attention of Checkers Industrial Safety Products in the US and resulting in the consequential sale of this successful venture. Jim has a long history with the ocean with over 130,000 nautical miles of deep ...

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    • Rick Braun

      Rick Braun

      Rick Braun Engineering Technologist (Electrical/Electronics)Triton Logging

      Rick graduated from BCIT in 1977 with a diploma in Electrical & Electronics Technology. Joining Triton Logging in 2007, he brought with him expertise in designing, building and programming a large assortment of custom automated machines and process control systems.  He has programmed a variety of systems using PLCs from many manufacturers including Omron, Allen Bradley, Siemens and Modicon, and conventional computers in Visual Basic, C++, C-Sharp and LabView. Rick is responsible for electrical design, build, programming and commissioning of the Sawfish and Sharc underwater harvesters. R...

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    • Stan Worsley, P.Eng.

      Stan Worsley

      Stan Worsley, P.Eng. Director of EngineeringTriton Logging

      Stan is a mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience in applied research and product development who has managed high-tech engineering and manufacturing projects on a global basis. As head of Triton’s engineering department Stan has lead the engineering team through the development, manufacture, testing and commissioning of Triton’s proprietary underwater harvesters.  He has been the driver of making our harvesters the field-tested, everyday logging equipment that they are today.  In turn, Stan has been instrumental in establishing and registering Triton’s Intellectual Property aroun...

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    • Dr. Kevin McTaggart, Ph.D., P.Eng.

      Kevin McTaggart

      Dr. Kevin McTaggart, Ph.D., P.Eng. Leader, Simulation of Naval Platforms GroupDefence Research and Development Canada – Atlantic

      Presentation 13 Kevin McTaggart is a Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Prior to starting at DRDC in 1989, he completed a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering specializing in offshore hydrodynamics at University of British Columbia. His areas of research include ship motions in waves, sea loads, and application of distributed simulation to ship design. He was a Visiting Scientist at Defence Science and Technology Organisation in Melbourne, Australia from January 2005 until June 2006, performing work in the areas of ship hydrodynamics and simulation...

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    • Dr. Mikhail Voyloshnikov

      Dr. Mikhail Voyloshnikov

      Dr. Mikhail Voyloshnikov Maritime State Technical University

      Presentation #14 – The Analysis of Seaworthiness in Freezing Seas Dr. Voyloshnikov was born and raised in the USSR. He became a Naval Architect in 1985 graduating with distinction from Nikolayev Shipbuilding University. He followed this with a degree in Mathematics from University of Zaporizhye in 1993 and a Doctor of Sciences and Engineering from the Ministry of Science and Education in 2003. Dr. Voyloshnikov has experience in structural design of yachts and ROVs, appraisal and survey of merchant ships, boats, and marine assets, as well as in scientific research related to the shipbuild...

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    • exhibitor - Bruce Paterson, P.Eng, M.Eng,

      Bruce Paterson, P.Eng, M.Eng, Director, Naval Architecture, EngineeringBritish Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

      Presentation 15 Bruce Paterson is the Director, Naval Architecture, at British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (aka BC Ferries). As the Director for Naval Architecture, he is responsible for design development for BC Ferries vessel capital replacement program, as well as technical oversight for the current fleet.    He joined BC Ferries in March 2003 as the Technical Director for Fleet Construction & Refit.  He has been involved in the design and acquisition of all BC Ferries new vessels since 2003, including the Coastal Class constructed in Germany, and the M.V. Island Sky constructed in ...

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    • Paul Radford

      Paul Radford

      Paul Radford Engineering Superintendent, Vessel Replacement ProgramBritish Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

      Presentation 15 Paul Radford is the Superintendent, Vessel Replacement Program, at British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries). He is responsible for engineering support to the BC Ferries vessel capital replacement program, specifically for the building, testing and commissioning of the new Intermediate Class Ferries. He has 20 years’ experience at BC Ferries in various engineering roles covering operations, refit, upgrades and new construction. Prior to joining B.C. Ferries, Paul worked as a sea going engineer for the South African Marine Corporation (Safmarine) trading worldwide ...

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    • Adrian Woodroffe

      Adrian Woodroffe

      Adrian Woodroffe Business development managerCellula Robotics

      Adrian Woodroffe is the business development manager for Cellula Robotics Ltd., based in New Westminster, Canada.  Cellula Robotics Ltd. is a subsea engineering company specializing in seafloor geotechnical equipment.  Cellula’s flagship product is a fifteen Tonne seafloor drill capable of drilling 65 meter deep cores in 3000 meters water depth. Adrian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton and during the following two and a half years, worked at the Halley Bay research station in Antarctica.  On returning to the UK, Adrian joined the...

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    • André Roy, P.Eng.

      André Roy

      André Roy, P.Eng. Research / Project EngineerDynamic Systems Analysis

      Presentation 17 André Roy, P.Eng. is a Research/Project engineer at Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd (DSA). He holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and is one of the core programmers of ProteusDS, an advanced timedomain dynamics analysis software package that is used to test virtual prototypes of marine, offshore and subsea systems. He has expertise in fluid, rigid body, articulated body and contact dynamics.

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    • Dr. George D. Watt, PhD

      George D. Watt

      Dr. George D. Watt, PhD 

      Presentation 17 George D. Watt, PhD has been a Defence Scientist with Defence Research and Development Canada -- Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia for 29 years.  His subject areas are analytical, experimental, and computational fluid mechanics as applied to submarine/underwater vehicle hydrodynamics, maneuvering, and simulation.

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    • Milen Raychev

      Milen Raychev

      Milen Raychev Marine Mechanical EngineerClean Current Power System

      Milen Raychev graduated with Master’s Degree in Marine Engineering from Naval Academy in Varna, Bulgaria in 1996. Milen has worked as a design engineer and project engineer in shipbuilding and ship repair industries in his native Bulgaria. He has also undertaken progressive responsibility positions as offshore Marine Engineer Officer onboard international merchant oceangoing vessels. Since moving to Canada in 2005, Milen has been employed with Clean Current Power Systems in Vancouver as Marine Mechanical Engineer. He has been involved in groundbreaking conceptual and detailed mechanical des...

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    • Dr. Fabian Wolk

      Dr. Fabian Wolk

      Dr. Fabian Wolk Managing DirectorRockland Scientific Inc.

      Presentation 19 - Tools and Concepts for Quantifying Turbulence in Tidal Channels Fabian Wolk is an expert in oceanographic sensing systems, specializing in the measurement of microscale parameters. Currently, he directs an ongoing, multi-year development program to integrate turbulence sensing technology into various autonomous underwater vehicles and platforms. As Managing Director and co-founder of Rockland Scientific, Dr. Wolk accumulated 20 years of industry experience in delivering instrumentation solutions for the measurement of turbulence in oceans, lakes, and rivers. Dr. Wolk se...

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    • Steve Spitzer

      Steve Spitzer

      Steve Spitzer Technical DirectorNMEA

      Being a self -proclaimed technologist, Steve is usually attracted to new and interesting technologies.  Been in the marine electronics for 32 years, moving to Bellevue Washington In 1982, moving to Bellevue Washington, Steve began his career with ICOM America, the radio communication company managing all sectors of a growing business what appealed to him the most was the marine sector, being on the water was a passion. After ICOM, Steve was recruited by Heart Interface.  Steve developed the marine business as a major contributor to the overall business.  Heart Interface had the largest mark...

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    • Voytek Klaptocz

      Voytek Klaptocz

      Voytek Klaptocz Technical DirectorMavi Technologies

      Voytek is Technical Director and co-founder of Mavi Innovations. His expertise lies in CFD, naval architecture, mechanical design, and managing collaborative R&D projects involving industry and academia. He is currently overseeing the design, fabrication and field-testing of Mavi’s Mi1 hydrokinetic Turbine. Voytek also recently worked on the design of the Canoe Pass Tidal plant, Slipstream’s Thrust Cushion Vehicle and Canada’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship. As a member of IEC TC114, he is working to develop standards for marine energy converters.

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    • Bart Stockdill, P.Eng.

      Bart Stockdill

      Bart Stockdill, P.Eng. Senior CFD EngineerRobert Allan Ltd.

      Presentation 22 Bart Stockdill holds a Master’s Degree in in Mechanical Engineering and Computational Fluid Dynamics from the University of Victoria. He joined Robert Allan Ltd since 2004.In addition to his duties as a Project Engineer within the Marine Engineering department, he leads the CFD group as the Senior CFD Engineer.

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