Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Vard Marine Inc. announced Thursday that Wade Carson will succeed Dave McMillan as president and CEO upon McMillan’s retirement on May 31.
Carson has been with Vard for 18 years. For the past six years he has led the business’s strategic direction as VP Business Development and most recently was on assignment as interim Managing Director of affiliate company Vard Electro Canada.
Following his 30-year tenure with Vard Marine, McMillan will pursue another chapter in the marine industry as a marketing/business development consultant.
Vard Marine, a Fincantieri company, has operations in Vancouver, Ottawa and Houston.