#82 Making Waves with Richard Gravel – Thales

Former RCN Commanding Officer Richard Gravel talks transitioning to the private sector, new ships, and how the  impressive overall growth in the industry is presenting amazing opportunities for SMEs of all kinds to get on board. #GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees. Connect with Richard here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-gravel-a26ba44a/ New episodes every TuesdayContinue reading “#82 Making Waves with Richard Gravel – Thales”

#81 Making Waves with Jeff Musson – Coding for Veterans

Jeff’s non-profit is helping our veterans transition from the military to the tech sector through re-skilling and up-skilling courses. This program offers exciting new opportunities for the 7-10,000 men and women in uniform who leave the military each year and creates a talent funnel to help occupy the 140,000 jobs projected to go unfilled inContinue reading “#81 Making Waves with Jeff Musson – Coding for Veterans”

#80 Making Waves with Colin Cooke – www.cmisa.ca

As Head of the CMISA, Colin doesn’t care who wins an industry bid as long as it is a Canadian company and it was a fair deal. Listen to how the sector is blazing new trails globally and the importance of ensuring that there is Canadian solutions for Canadian vessels right here in Canada. #GaleForceWinsContinue reading “#80 Making Waves with Colin Cooke – www.cmisa.ca”

#79 Making Waves Emily Smits – Modest Tree

Providing digitalization tools to industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, and manufacturing, there’s nothing modest about this company’s recent rocket-like growth. Emily talks about creating immersive virtual environments, and the intersection of gaming and workforce skills training. #GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees. Connect with Emily here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smitsemily/ New episodes every TuesdayContinue reading “#79 Making Waves Emily Smits – Modest Tree”

#78 Making Waves with Louise Mercier

Louise points out that while various players in the industry compete in some areas, in others we cooperate with, and depend on, one other. In short, we need each other to be successful, and to take full advantage of the opportunities ahead, especially when it comes to exporting. #GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/Continue reading “#78 Making Waves with Louise Mercier”

#77 Making Waves with Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Federal Fleet Services

From a strategic perspective (think protecting our Northern boundaries) to simply being able to meet demand for ships, Admiral Couturier clearly saw the opportunity for the Davie shipyard in Lévis, Quebec to be a major contender. Hear the Admiral’s examples of innovation at its best and his vision for how, as a nation, we canContinue reading “#77 Making Waves with Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Federal Fleet Services”

#75 Making Waves with Doug Currie, VP, Holland College

For an industry to thrive, it needs a steady pipeline of high-quality talent. That’s where PEI’s Holland College comes in with programming and degrees attuned to the needs of business and the future of work. #GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees. Connect with Doug here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-w-currie-63760965/New episodes every Tuesday evening onContinue reading “#75 Making Waves with Doug Currie, VP, Holland College”

#74 Making Waves Randy Billard – Virtual Marine

A true Canadian SME success story, Virtual Marine is changing the face of maritime safety. The company’s simulators virtually train workers, from the oil and gas to the defense sector, for emergencies they could face in the harshest of conditions. Randy talks with the boys about the craftiness of Newfoundlanders (of which he is one)Continue reading “#74 Making Waves Randy Billard – Virtual Marine”

#73 Making Waves with Melanie Nadeau – COVE

From the Royal Canadian Navy to now being head of the COVE (Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship) right on Dartmouth’s waterfront, saltwater has always been in Melanie’s DNA. At the crossroads of innovation, business, and sustainability, COVE houses a cluster of ocean-tech companies (from start-ups to multinationals) ready to propel the blue economy forward.Continue reading “#73 Making Waves with Melanie Nadeau – COVE”

#69 Making Waves with Laurie Balan – Genoa Design International

Laurie talks about her road to becoming Genoa’s inaugural CTO, the company’s rapid growth trajectory, maintaining culture during a pandemic, and the sense of pride and energy she’s feeling in the Canadian shipbuilding industry. Connect with Laurie here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebalan/ #GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees. This is one of those interviews. #GaleForceWins New episodes everyContinue reading “#69 Making Waves with Laurie Balan – Genoa Design International”