Marine Renewables Canada appoints new board members

Marine Renewables Canada has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors who will begin their terms Jan. 1, 2016.

The new members are Tom Brownlow, Troy Garnett, Marius Lengkeek and Sue Molloy.

Tim Brownlow is director of Industry Relations at Atlantic Towing and has more than 35 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas sector. He began his offshore career in the oil and natural gas industry in 1978. In 1990 Brownlow joined the Nova Scotia government, holding positions as petroleum operations officer, director of Benefits and Training and chief advisor for the Department of Natural Resources and the Offshore Energy office.

Troy Garnett is director Business Development at Aecon Group Inc. Aecon is Canada’s largest publicly traded construction and infrastructure company. As Director of Business Development, Garnett brings a wealth of experience in sales, corporate relationships and communications within the energy and marine sectors. Before Garnett joined Aecon he was the Regional Manager for Westlund, an industrial supply company, based in Atlantic Canada.

Marius Lengkeek owns Lengkeek Vessel Engineering, which began business in 1981.

Lengkeek Vessel Engineering has been working with Emera, Tocardo, and Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy for various naval architect and design services.

Lengkeek has contracted services to naval architectural firm Evans, Yeatman and Endal; Seaforth Fednav; Atlantic Searoute Line/Oceanex; Secunda Marine Services/McDermott, Coast Guard; Marine Atlantic; Atlantic Towing and different shipyards in the area, working on many types of different vessels and projects.

Sue Molloy, Ph.D., is the general manager and president of Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP). Molloy is an active member of the tidal power community who is also a consultant in addition to her role at BRTP. She serves on International Electrotechnical Commission committees (IEC 62600-2 & -300) and the Fundy Energy Research Network regional committee.

Molloy is an expert in power propulsion and modelling and has applied her expertise to work at BRTP and as an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University. She is also a research fellow of Cape Breton University for the Verschuren Centre, in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Marine Renewables Canada is the country’s wave, tidal and river-current energy association representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, and the energy and marine supply chain.

Since 2004, the organization has worked to identify and foster collaborative opportunities, provide information and education, and represent the best interests of the sector to advance the development of a Canada-based globally competitive marine renewable energy industry.


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