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Steven L. Durrell ’84

President | Irving Shipbuilding Inc.


  • B.S., Maine Maritime Academy, 1984 (E)
  • Professional Engineer, Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Professional Engineer, US (Maine, USA)
  • Licensed Ships Engineerig Officer (US & Canada)

Career Highlights:

  • President, Irving Shipbuilding and Fleetway Inc., 2008
  • Vice President, Irving Shipbuilding Inc., 2003-2008
  • Ship Repair Manager, ISI Facilities, Halifax, NS, 1995-2003
  • Propulsion Systems Engineer, Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd., 1985-1994
  • Ships Engineering Officer, Kent Line Ltd., 1984-1985

Distinguished Service:

  • Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Business Person of the Year, 2012
  • Board of Directors, Canadian Association of Defense and Security
    Industries, (CADSI) (2008-Present)
  • Defense Industry Advisory Committee, Department of National
    Defense for Canada (2012-Present)
  • Advising Assistant Deputy Minister (Material) on defense industrial issues
  • Board of Directors, Canadian Shipbuilders Association (2008-Present)
  • Lead the formation of the ShipsStartHere partnership (2010-2011)