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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Game Changer: Glenn Walters, Global Membership Committee Chair, SNAME
Jun07

Game Changer: Glenn Walters, Global Membership Committee Chair, SNAME

Glenn Walters has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the marine industry. With over 35 years involvement in the sector (20 as a Canadian Naval Engineering Officer, 10 in industry and the last five as an independent consultant), Glenn is utilizing his experience in his current role as Global Membership Committee Chair, SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and...

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Game Changer: Ashley Meyers, President, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, AntoXa Corporation
Jun06

Game Changer: Ashley Meyers, President, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, AntoXa Corporation

The threat of chemical and biological warfare is real. It can be unleashed at any time and in any place. So, what are some of the antidotes to fight against this threat? Ashley Meyers One of our Game Changers for the June/July issue of Vanguard has been working on producing drugs that will help protect against such an attack....

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Game Changer: Joe Armstrong, Vice President & General Manager, CAE
Apr15

Game Changer: Joe Armstrong, Vice President & General Manager, CAE

It was during the time he was undertaking his masters degree program that Joe Armstrong began his career in the Aerospace and Defence industry, some 20 years ago. “I had the good fortune of being in ‘the right place at the right time’ at the beginning of a joint Canadian Forces, Academia, and Industrial research program,” he said. This...

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Game Changer: Kristina Davis, Director of Marketing and Communications, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
Apr09

Game Changer: Kristina Davis, Director of Marketing and Communications, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada

Kristina Davis started out in the defence industry over 20 years ago as a contractor with the Department of National Defence (DND). She officially started on a Wednesday, and by Friday of the same week, she was on a plane to Aviano, Italy. “I knew virtually nothing about the Royal Canadian Air Force, CF-18s, or the Canadian Armed Forces...

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Game Changer: Anne Healey, Country Director – Canada, BAE Systems
Apr08

Game Changer: Anne Healey, Country Director – Canada, BAE Systems

The defence industry has been an essential component of Anne Healey’s life. Hailing from a military family, Anne says she feels she has been part of defence her entire life. “Entering the defence industry felt familiar, and the people were, in many ways, an extended family of sorts,” says Healey. “It is a community, and like all sectors, it...

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