Seaspan appoints Steve Barron as vice president, HSEQ

(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Marine Transportation has announce the appointment of Steve Barron as vice president, health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ).

As a member of Seaspan’s senior leadership team, Barron is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for all health, safety, environment and quality management systems throughout Seaspan Marine, Seaspan Ferries and Marine Petrobulk. He oversees the HSEQ strategy, business plans and initiatives and leads a team of dedicated safety professionals.

“Steve is a master mariner who brings more than 35 years of operational, safety, quality and environmental management experience in the maritime and offshore industries to Seaspan,” said Frank Butzelaar, CEO of Seaspan Marine Transportation. “As Seaspan continues to focus on building a world-class safety culture, I am confident that Steve’s dedication to safety and his passion for continuous improvement will help us achieve this.”

Barron joins Seaspan from International Maritime Services, where he was director HSEQ. He has served as principal maritime adviser and incident investigator to three governments, harbor master of eight ports and senior lecturer at two maritime academies, including three years as senior lecturer at Australian Maritime University.

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By Professional Mariner Staff