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Game Changer: Darcy Byrtus, President, Defence and Security, Canada, BMT
Oct08

Game Changer: Darcy Byrtus, President, Defence and Security, Canada, BMT

Years ago, serving in the roles of a Marine Systems Engineering and Naval Architect with the Royal Canadian Navy, Darcy Byrtus was “fortunate” to work in the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project, the New Shipborne Aircraft Project, as well as, Ship Systems Manager in the Canadian Patrol Frigate project for the construction of the first 10 of the CPFs. After...

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Game Changer: Ben Whitney, President, Armo and Abuma
Oct07

Game Changer: Ben Whitney, President, Armo and Abuma

Fifty years ago, Ben Whitney’s father and grandfather started a small tool and die company named Armo-Tool with a focus on the automotive industry. The company grew at a steady pace and its building had to be expanded every five years. Growing up in such surroundings, Ben had the ambition to one day work in his family business. He...

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Game Changer: James Kempston, Chief Executive Officer, NP Aerospace
Oct04

Game Changer: James Kempston, Chief Executive Officer, NP Aerospace

James Kempston started his career in business development with an IT distribution business before moving into engineering within the military and defence sector. “I took on a Research and Development/Business Development role working for an international company managing their Canadian and North American market,” said Kempston. “The experience I have acquired from my commercial and technology background has provided...

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Game Changer: John Newton, Managing Director, Fleetway Inc. and Oceanic Consulting Corp.
Aug09

Game Changer: John Newton, Managing Director, Fleetway Inc. and Oceanic Consulting Corp.

John Newton retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 2018, after a 35-year career that saw him undertake leadership roles in command of ships, operations, naval bases, the Naval Training System, and Maritime Forces Atlantic. During his departure speech from Maritime Forces Atlantic, where he led for five years, John held a large mechanic’s spanner in his hand, a...

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Game Changer: James Castle, CEO, President & Founder, Terranova Aerospace
Aug06

Game Changer: James Castle, CEO, President & Founder, Terranova Aerospace

James Castle started his career in the defence and security industry over 20 years ago as an Emergency Manager in Ontario and was trained as an Incident Commander by the Toronto Police Service, Public Order Unit. While working in this industry, he came to realize the tremendous opportunity of how innovative technologies in drones, AI, and cybersecurity can improve...

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Game Changer: Wayne McKay, Galley Design Specialist, Smart Galley Designs
Jun10

Game Changer: Wayne McKay, Galley Design Specialist, Smart Galley Designs

In 1994, Wayne McKay was called upon by KPMG personnel search division to change careers from Executive Chef of the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax to a corporate F&B Cost Controller in charge of managing the food procurement in Moncton, N.B. This change marked the entrance of McKay into the marine industry. Here he was charged with...

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