John Schmidt

VP Commercial

John has 40 years of experience working in the Canadian marine industry, in executive positions with both the private and Government sectors. He began his career as a Field Service Engineer with Westinghouse, installing and servicing propulsion systems on Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers. He moved into the Government sector where he worked in many departments over 27 years, first as a Life Cycle Materiel Manager with DND, Marine Surveyor with Transport Canada, at PWGSC as Director of Marine Procurement on the FELEX Program and Project Director at DFO/CCG. John moved back to the private sector with Fleetway as their Director of Contracts and then to Halifax Shipyard where he was Director of Government Initiatives and Client Relations. Most recently John moved to Chantier Davie as VP Commercial. John is also an executive director of Federal Fleet