A consultant and principal of CollinsWorks Ventures Inc., Bill has more than 30 years’ experience in R&D, global sales and marketing, advanced manufacturing and M&A activities from bases in Canada, Europe, the South Pacific and the United States. For the past 15 years Bill has been on the leadership team for Quester Tangent, a BC based enterprise delivering engineering centric, complex technology. Bill is a member of the Professional Engineering and Geoscientists Association of British Columbia. Bill has been an evangelist for the growth of a vibrant advanced manufacturing sector on Vancouver Island.
John was the founder of Island Terminals Ltd. which was one of the first transportation companies to establish and utilize the Duke Point Industrial Park properties. He is highly experienced in Pacific Northwest coastal transport logistics. Over the years he has developed a wide range of marine transport solutions and established many relationships within the industry.
John’s marine experience covers an extremely wide range of technical and professional skills and knowledge derived from within the towboat industry. John continues to be involved in marine engineering, navigation, construction, salvage and management of cargo operations. He is currently Operations Manager of Seaspan Ferries bulk cargo facilities located at Duke Point.
John holds a Master 60 Ton ticket and a 5th Class Power Engineer, Boiler Endorsement plus a variety of other marine related certifications.
His interests have led to various volunteer positions within a number of community organizations from marine heritage societies to potential offshore energy developments.
In his coming retirement you will find John back at sea exploring the Pacific Ocean and coastal communities with his wife.
Rocky Minhas started his career in the freight distribution industry. After climbing the corporate ladder, he made a career change and switched to the marine industry. Joining Seaspan Ferries in 2017, Rocky was the Assistant Commercial Manager, home based in Delta, BC. In 2018 Rocky was promoted to Commercial Manager for Vancouver Island and moved back to his hometown of Nanaimo. Rocky has a vast knowledge of the movement of freight through Canada. His interests include the sport of boxing. He currently helps with coaching at the Nanaimo Boxing Club.
Mike was born and raised on Vancouver Island – he has lived in the Ladysmith Area since the early 1960’s. Mike has an under-graduate degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Royal Roads University in Victoria. He worked in land management positions in the forest industry for 26 years before accepting the appointment of Nanaimo Airport President and CEO in May, 2006.