OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of
Transport, today announced the appointment of Captain Michael W. Roman
to the board of directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a term
of three years.
Captain Roman began his marine career as a seaman on cannery tenders and
small tugs in the Fraser River in 1975. In 1987, he was promoted to
chief officer, and in 1995 he obtained his marine pilot's licence.
Since then, he has performed a variety of roles with the British
Columbia Coast Pilots Ltd. He was first elected director in 2002, where
he was responsible for pilot training and examinations and worked with
the Canadian Coast Guard and other stakeholders to improve operations
related to navigational safety. In 2007, he became vice-president, and
in 2008 became president. In these roles, Captain Roman influenced the
board's decisions on financial, governance, and business management
issues. He also acted as trustee for the company's pension and benefit
Captain Roman is a member of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild acting
as its vice president since 2009.
The Pacific Pilotage Authority is a Crown corporation created in 1972
under the Pilotage Act. Its mandate is to provide safe, reliable and efficient marine pilotage
and related services in the coastal waters of British Columbia,
including the Fraser River.
"I am delighted that Captain Roman has agreed to serve on the board of
directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority. The authority will benefit
greatly from his in-depth knowledge of the marine industry."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt,
Minister of Transport
Pacific Pilotage Authority
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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