Advisory Board List
METEL ensures our research and training activities achieve the highest industry impact by engaging leading experts from companies and industry service organizations. Our active advisory board is constantly evolving and currently includes the professional listed below. If you or your organization are interested in helping METEL achieve our mission through service on our advisory board, we encourage you to contact us for more information.
|Vice-President, Technical Operations and Environment|
Canada Steamship Lines
|Ms. Sykora joined Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) in 1998 as Project Engineering Assistant on the Forebodies Project team. After working in China overseeing the CSL Americas forebody projects, she transferred to Beverly as Manager, Technical Operations in 2006 and was promoted Director in 2008. In 2014, she was promoted Vice-President, Global Technical Services. In this position, she was responsible for technical services shared across CSL's operations including vessel design and construction, and corporate safety. Nathalie is currently responsible for CSL's Canadian fleet operations.
|Executive Vice President of Marine Operations|
Liberty Maritime Corporation
|Mr. Keenan's responsibilities include Engineering, Operations, Insurance & Personnel, Strategic Planning and Quality Management departments. Prior to joining Liberty in 2003, Mr. Keenan served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American V. Ships Marine and International Marine Carriers. During his 22 years in that position, he was responsible for operational and technical engineering matters for all owned and managed vessels which comprised a fleet of 36 ships. Prior to his tenure at American V. Ships Marine/IMC, Mr. Keenan was Marine Superintendent Engineer of Apex Marine Corporation for seven years.
Dr. Bruce Bunting
|Retired, consultant, subject matter expert||Dr. Bunting is anexperienced researcher and project leader in the area of alternative fuels, lubrication, exhaust aftertreatment and combustion. He most recently worked as a senior science consultant with Aramco Services Company where he formulated automotive research plans. Prior, he held the position of distinguished scientist at Oak Ridge National laboratory's Fuel, engine and Emissions Research Center. He is currently retired and lives in Tennessee where he remains an active consultant in the areas of fuels, lubrication and emissions/aftertreatment.
|Mr. Scanzillo holds a BS in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy and a MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University. He has over 15 years experience in the commercial marine industry in commercial fishing and as a USCG licensed Chief Engineer and Master working for Caterpillar Marine. In this position, Mr. Scanzillo is responsible for product support for the east coast territory of North America. Mr. Scanzillo also serves on the Board of Directors for Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and has managed global initiatives focused on global shark research, environmental sustainability, and education. He is an avid traveler, fisherman, and outdoorsman.|