Seaspan Makes Leadership Moves

Steve Roth, President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) (Photo: Seaspan)

Press Release

Seaspan Ferries

Steve Roth has been promoted to President of Seaspan Ferries
Corporation (SFC). In this position, Steve will continue to have
the primary accountability for the overall performance of the SFC
business unit, including management of day-to-day operations of
SFC, as well as the short and long-term strategic planning
processes, including setting and fulfilling revenue and
profitability targets and maintaining relationships with all
stakeholders. He is also responsible for ensuring that customer
service expectations are met or exceeded while ensuring the safe
operation of SFC's vessels, its terminals and its people. In
addition, Steve joins Seaspan's Executive Leadership Team and
will participate in establishing Seaspan's overall strategy and
direction.

Steve originally joined the company almost 12 years ago in April
2005, serving as Vice President, Fleet Logistics - Seaspan
Marine. Following that, he held positions as Vice President,
Business Development - Seaspan Marine and most recently as Vice
President - SFC. During his time at Seaspan, Steve has set a
consistent standard of excellence in everything he's done,
including the most recent construction and delivery of SFC's two
new LNG vessels on-time and on-budget and the soon-to-be
completed terminal modernizations.

Vancouver Shipyards

Paul Thomas has been promoted to Senior Vice President and
General Manager - Vancouver Shipyards (VSY). In this new role,
Paul will continue to be an integral member of and contributor to
Seaspan's Senior Leadership Team and will have overall
accountability for VSY operations, engineering, project planning,
performance, execution, profitability and client satisfaction,
while exercising full authority to manage and administer all
facets of the VSY business.

Paul joined the company in April 2014 as Director - Ship
Construction and was promoted shortly thereafter to Vice
President - Engineering. Prior to joining VSY, he spent the
majority of his career at BAE Systems in Melbourne, Australia,
where he held various executive management roles. He has more
than 20 years of experience in the shipbuilding and heavy project
construction industries, and has worked on a number of major
shipbuilding programs including the ANZAC Frigate, Air Warfare
Destroyer and Landing Helicopter Dock Programs for the Australian
Navy, as well as Project Protector for the Royal New Zealand
Navy. Since joining VSY, Paul has consistently strived for
excellence in efficiency and customer services and has been a
strong proponent for process improvement and effectively
troubleshooting some of our most challenging issues during
start-up of the FFR non-combat contracts.

With his promotion to SVP and GM, Paul is pleased to announce the
promotion of John Petticrew to Vice President, Engineering. John
now serves on Seaspan's Senior Leadership Team and is accountable
for engineering and design on all new construction activities.
Key responsibilities include leading the engineering team in the
creation of designs and work packages for the execution of new
construction work as well as directing the development and
maintenance of engineering standards. This role also carries the
critical importance of directing the ongoing management of key
subcontractor relationships, including Tier 1 partners, who play
an integral role in the design process.

John has a long career in shipbuilding and infrastructure
construction with over 39 years of experience, spanning three
different continents. He joined the company from Gulf Marine
Services W.L.L. in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to that, he acted in a
senior leadership capacity for energy and drydock companies in
the Middle East. And, before that, he served in a number of
different roles over the course of three decades at Saint John
Shipbuilding in New Brunswick, including 16 years at Irving
Shipbuilding.

Andy Hale has been promoted to the position of Vice President -
Program Delivery. In this role, Andy is responsible for the
execution and delivery of large, complex shipbuilding contracts
and programs. He is also accountable for the profit and loss
performance of each project and has full authority to manage and
administer all facets of each new construction program.

Andy joined Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) in August 2014 as Program
Director - Joint Support Ship (JSS). Andy joined the company from
the Naval Reactors Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he
worked as Program Manager - Prototype/Moored Training Ship
Operations, Maintenance and Inactivations. Prior to that, he
worked as a Program Manager - Head, Submarine Security &
Technology for Chief Naval Operations also in Washington, DC. He
has also served as a Commanding Officer on the USS Sante Fe, a
Deputy Commander for Submarine Squadron Fifteen, a Commanding
Officer on the USS San Francisco, and a Major
Commander/Commanding Officer on the USS Ohio. Andy graduated from
the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace Engineering, and earned a Masters of Business
Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

John Lyle has been hired as Vice President - Operations. In this
role, John is responsible for the oversight and direction of all
operations, manufacturing, ship construction, performance
improvement and Accuracy/Quality control in support of new vessel
construction while meeting cost, schedule, quality, safety and
environmental goals. He will also provide leadership to
production trades and is also responsible for the profit and loss
performance for VSY's vessel repair business.

John's shipbuilding career is in its 50th year and he takes great
pride in the role he is playing in coaching and mentoring the
next generation of Canadian shipbuilders. Over the past 49 years,
he has participated in well over 150 sea trials, as part of the
construction and delivery of 97 ships of all types and sizes
(including combat and non-combat vessels). He began his career
at 16 years old as an Engineering Apprentice with Scotts
Shipbuilding Company in Greenock, Scotland. In 1981, he moved to
Lockheed Shipbuilding Company in Seattle, Washington where he
served as a Steel Erection Manager, Ships Superintendent and
Shipyard Manager. In 1988, John was recruited by NASSCO in San
Diego as a Steel Assembly Manager. He held a variety of positions
at NASSCO throughout the years, eventually becoming Director of
Ship's Management. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
Naval Architecture in 1973 from the Paisley College of Technology
in Scotland. He also completed postgraduate work in Shipyard
Production Technology and Industrial Management at the University
of Washington.

Mar 4, 2017

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