Federal Fleet Services has a New President
Federal Fleet Services is thrilled to welcome Mr. John Schmidt as the new President. John was one of the senior executive’s who helped re-start the Davie Shipyard in 2013 and as Senior Vice-President of Commercial and Government Programs, lead Davie’s resurgence into Government shipbuilding and ship repair. He was responsible for business development, proposal submissions and the contract negotiation that eventually led to the successful conversion of MV Asterix into Canada’s premier Combat Support Ship and formation of Federal Fleet Services. John has over 48 years of marine experience in the private and government sectors, including 27 years in leadership roles in the Canadian government, primarily with PSPC where he was Manager of Engineering and Marine Inspection then the first Contracts Director on the highly successful Halifax Class Modernization program. John is also the founding member of the Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association and its first Board Chairman from 2018-2022.