Seaspan appoints Mark Lamarre as CEO

(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Shipyards has announced that Mark Lamarre, who most recently served as chief executive officer of Australian Shipbuilding Co., has been named chief executive officer of Seaspan Shipyards, effective immediately. Lamarre succeeds Brian Carter, who has stepped down from his role at the company to pursue other opportunities.

Lamarre’s appointment follows recent Seaspan Shipyards additions to the senior leadership team, including Jari Anttila (previously with Philly Shipyard Inc. and Meyer Turku in Finland) as chief operating officer and Christof Brass (previously with Airbus Group SAS) as chief financial officer.

“I have long admired Seaspan Shipyards and am honored and excited to lead the company at this important juncture," Lamarre said. "With its strong position in the industry and talented team of more than 2,000 employees, Seaspan is well-positioned to deliver quality and predictable work under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, and to strengthen our relationship with the government of Canada.”

Lamarre is a seasoned shipbuilding executive with over 30 years of experience in operations, and business transformation. Most recently, he served as CEO of ASC PTY LTD, where he led a $600 million shipbuilding division of ASC engaged in the engineering, construction, activation and post-delivery support of naval surface combatants to the Australian navy. Previously, Lamarre worked at Bath Iron Works, the $1.2 billion shipbuilding business unit of General Dynamics Corp., where he spent 24 years in increasingly senior roles, responsible for areas such as production engineering, planning, procurement, material control and operations, among others. Lamarre holds an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and a bachelor of arts degree from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

By Professional Mariner Staff