Who’s on the move this week: December 1, 2014

by MM&D Online Staff

Nicole Diamond-Gélinas has been appointed to the board of directors of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority for a three-year term. Diamond-Gélinas has worked in management for over 35 years. She is president of two manufacturing companies: Aspasie Inc., since 1976, and Plastifil Inc., since 1998. She has also been head of two automobile dealerships since 2002.

Deanne Stapleton will serve on the board of directors of the St. John’s Port Authority for a term ending October 8, 2016. Stapleton has experience as an adjudicator at the Government of Canada’s Office of the Commissioner of the Review Tribunals (OCRT) on cases related to the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. Her previous experience includes that of constituent assistant to a now retired Member of Parliament and safety program development at Sobeys Inc., and at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Captain Allan Ranger will serve on the board of directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a term of three years. Ranger began his marine career in 1968, sailing on cargo ships between North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. He then worked for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans aboard both research and patrol vessels while continuing his nautical studies, earning his 350-ton Master’s certificate in 1975, and his Master Mariner’s certificate in 1985.

John Wobensmith will be Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Company’s president, effective December 19, 2014. He will succeed Robert Gerald Buchanan, who will retire. Buchanan has served as president of Genco since June 2005. Wobensmith has over twenty years of experience in the shipping industry and has served as Genco’s CFO since April 2005. Before joining Genco, he was senior vice-president with American Marine Advisors, Inc, an investment bank focused on the shipping industry. The company has appointed Apostolos Zafolias CFO and Joseph Adamo has been appointed chief accounting officer effective the same date as Wobensmith’s appointment.