WHO WE ARE
The Council of Marine Professional Associates (COMPASS) was established on April 9, 2008 in response to a deep-felt need among industry stakeholders for such an organization.
As our constitution stipulates, COMPASS is an organization of “private-sector businesses and public-sector organizations directly involved in marine transportation activities. (design, operations, support, human resources development, labour supply and consultancy.)”
WHAT WE DO
The mission of the Council of Marine Professional Associates (COMPASS) is to promote the development of the marine transportation sector and facilitate the participation of COMPASS members in marine transportation industries.
It seeks to fulfill its mission through the following objectives:
Create a forum for effective dialogue and information-sharing among COMPASS members; between COMPASS and other marine transportation stakeholders; and between COMPASS and the general public;
Advocate the interests of COMPASS members to industry and government decision-makers;
Stipulate, and contribute to, initiatives that will contribute to the development of the marine transportation sector;
Enhance the public perception of the marine transportation sector and build an appreciation for the importance of marine transportation industries to social and economic development and community sustainability; and
Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to address human resources issues in marine transportation industries.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The activities and initiatives of COMPASS are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of three executive officers and four additional directors. The composition of the Board of Directors represents the broad scope of marine transportation stakeholders.
President – Rick Ellis, Ocean Choice International
Treasurer – Mark Quinlan, Newfound Resources
Secretary – Jeff Simms, MV Osprey
Director – Sheldon Anstey, Secunda Canada
Director – Brooke Cameron, Algoma Central Corporation
Director – Gerry Puddister, Puddister Trading Company
Director – Capt. Kris Drodge, Marine Institute
In 2022 we adopted new COMPASS Bylaws. Please click here for the latest version.