(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Ian Brennan has joined Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) as vice president of supply chain management and contracts.
As part of Seaspan Shipyards' executive team, Brennan will provide the strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight and direction of supply chain, warehousing and logistics, procurement, and contracts and subcontracts in support of new vessel construction at VSY.
“I am very pleased to welcome Ian to the team at Vancouver Shipyards,” said Brian Carter, president, Seaspan Shipyards. “Our commitment to invest in the right people is helping Seaspan change the course of shipbuilding on the west coast of Canada as we proudly build the next generation of vessels for the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Ian’s diverse corporate and shipbuilding experience coupled with his proven success in delivering on complex projects will be an asset for Seaspan’s new construction program.”
Brennan has more than 27 years of experience in the shipbuilding and heavy project construction industries, and has worked on a number of major military procurement programs with Aircraft Carrier Alliance, BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions Inc. as well as Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd. Prior to this, he practiced law for five years in Toronto, Ontario.
Brennan joins the company from General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada, where he served as chief counsel and corporate secretary. In that role, he was responsible for export/import, anti-bribery and trade restrictions compliance, intellectual property and licensing matters, design and management of procurement terms and conditions of purchase and sale, and all commercial and legal matters.
Prior to that, he was commercial and procurement director for Project Management International Ltd. in the United Kingdom, as well as working on a number of major projects, including the UK aircraft carrier, T45 destroyer, Brunei offshore patrol vessels, the Hiberia oil platform and Canadian patrol frigates.
A graduate of the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, Brennan also holds a bachelor of arts degree in geography and economics from York University.