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The credibility of the Green Marine certification process relies on external verification of participants' results.

Professional verifiers accredited by Green Marine help to ensure that the certification process is rigorous and transparent.

To obtain the Green Marine certification, each participant must agree to following external verification conditions:

  • The company must submit its results to third-party verification every two years by using a Green Marine accredited verifier (refer to the list below).
  • An initial verification must be done within the first two years of joining the program.
  • The certification and permitted use of the “Green Marine certified” logo are awarded only after the successful verification of results.
  • The verification process includes on-site visits and verification of the company’s documented proof/justification in support of its self-evaluation.

All verifiers have additionally received training to fully understand Green Marine’s evaluation, verification and certification process to be able to proceed with the verification of participating companies in accordance with Green Marine’s specific requirements and standards.

Required experience of verifiers

Green Marine accredited verifiers have been selected with the help of a third party based on the following criteria to ensure objectivity:

  • Sector experience: with vessel operations and/or marine facilities
  • Verification accreditation/experience: with ISO 14001, ISM Code, etc.
  • Environmental expertise/experience: through work, academia or specific training


Alicja Rudzki

Location : Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Language : English (also fluent in Polish)

Experience : Alicja Rudzki is an environmental professional who has dedicated the last 20 years of her career to policy development, environmental management, and environmental auditing, primarily in the marine sector including shipboard and land-based operations. Alicja has a solid background in environmental sciences and she demonstrates in-depth understanding of administration, planning and operations in both the public and private sectors. She applies her experience and knowledge to identify and solve environmental and technical problems and demonstrates her strong relationship building skills.

Alicja’s other areas of expertise include:

  • Canadian and International environmental regulatory framework
  • Pollution control technology assessment
  • Inventory of Hazardous Materials in ships (classification society-trained HAZMAT Expert)
  • Project Management
  • Public outreach and education

Phone:  +1 (250) 415-3334

Email : alicja.rudzki@gmail.com

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Andrew MacKay

Organization: Envirochem Services Inc.

Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Language: English

Experience: Andrew currently holds the position of Manager of Environmental Management Systems Program at Envirochem Services Inc., working as an environmental consultant for numerous marine terminals and BC coastal forest products manufacturing with marine operations such as barging, solid and liquid product transfer, dredging and over-water fuelling systems. As a registered Environmental Site Assessor, he has 20 years of experience in environmental management. He is also a certified ISO14001 auditor with experience of over 200 audits related to environmental compliance, ISO14001 and waste management for various industrial clients. He has also developed EMS for over 30 industrial sites.

Phone : 604-986-0233

Email: andrewm@envirochem.com

Brian C. Lesinski

Organization: EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., PBC

Location: Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.

Language: English

Experience: Mr. Lesinski is Senior Vice President and Director for EA’s Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Compliance service line. He specializes in assisting clients to recognize, understand, manage, and improve the business and technical aspects of their EH&S management programs. He serves as trusted advisor for government agencies, as well as Fortune 500 clients involved in manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, aerospace and defense research and development; telecommunications; transportation; and energy sectors. He provides over 30 years of experience in EH&S business process improvement, regulatory analysis, EH&S compliance management and auditing, project management, and integrated management systems’ design, implementation, and continual improvement, and sustainability. He has worked throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico. Brian is an Exemplar Global and Board of Environmental Auditor Certification certified Environmental Lead Auditor who has assisted over 30 organizations achieve certification to leading third party schemes such as ISO 14001 and Responsible Care, and over 30 clients design, implement, and sustain integrated EH&S management system approaches.

Phone : 401-287-0367 Cell : 401-742-4758

Email: blesinski@eaest.com


Cara Schwartz

Organization: EA Engineering, Science, & Technology, Inc. PBC

Location: N. Atl. USA - Baltimore, Maryland

Language: English

Experience: Mrs. Schwartz is a Senior Project Manager and Environmental Scientist in EA’s Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability service line. She has more than 10 years of diverse experience working with clients to develop and implement customized environmental management system (EMS) approaches based on ISO 14001:2015, as well effective compliance management programs to reduce operational risk. She has experience managing diverse multi-media environmental compliance projects and has conducted more than 50 environmental compliance and EMS audits as well. It is important to note that her client list includes several in the marine industry.

Phone: (914) 413-2217

Email: cschwartz@eaest.com 

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Christopher Kerlish

Organization: EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

Location : North Atlantic, USA

Language : English

Experience : 34 years of diversified experience in environmental, health and safety, and sustainability consulting. Specific expertise in auditing and assessment, regulatory compliance strategy, EMS and SMS development and implementation, permitting, and environmental risk management. Performed more than 500 multimedia EHS compliance and/or management system conformance audits of facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Worked with multiple clients to develop and implement audit programs, train internal and external auditors, prepare for and manage third-party audits, perform root cause analyses and develop corrective actions. Led conception, development, and implementation of ISO-based management systems and compliance programs for a broad range of entities.

Phone: (410) 329-5176

Email : ckerlish@eaest.com 

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Denis Bernier

Languages: French, English

Experience : Mr. Bernier is an engineer and also holds a Master's degree in Environment. Since 2002, he has been certified by the Quebec Environmental Auditing Association as a Certified Environmental Site Assessor (CESS®) and Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA®). As a result, after more than 25 years in the business, he has conducted dozens of environmental compliance audits and environmental assessments. He is a certified auditor by Green Marine.

Mr. Bernier was a member of the Board of Directors of the Port of Quebec from 2008 to 2017. In this capacity, he chaired the Environment, Health, Safety and Maritime Security Committee of this organization. This involvement resulted in the acquisition of significant experience in crisis management, emergency planning, and stakeholder relations.

Phone : 581-307-5102


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Edward Coombs

Organization: ETC Marine Solutions Inc.

Location : Atlantic Canada - St John's, NL

Language : English

Experience : Edward Coombs is an experienced 20-year marine transportation professional, including 10 years of Marine Industry Shoreside Technical Management. Edward owns and operates an independent Marine Consulting practice that has delivered exceptional service to a range of industry clients over the past five years. Comprehensive fleet project/technical management services are provided to his client base, spanning multiple marine sectors across Canada and internationally.

Phone: (709) 693-7576

Email : ecoombs@etcmarinesolutions.com 

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Grant Skinner

Organization: Coastal Safety Systems

Location : Atlantic Canada - St John's, NL

Language : English

Experience : Grant Skinner is a safety professional with very diverse experience in Health and Safety Management Systems within the maritime and oil and gas industry locally and internationally. After studying maritime navigation at the Nova Scotia Nautical Institute, Grant began his career in the oil and gas industry offshore Nova Scotia which lead to a role in the merchant marine trading chemicals and petroleum products globally. His passion for occupational health and safety began while working with a global leader in the Offshore Drilling and Completions as well as instructing offshore safety and survival at the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Grant continued his studies of Occupational Health and Safety Management at Ryerson University while obtaining his CRSP designation. Grant diversified his health and safety management system experience both offshore and onshore to include FPSO construction, offshore hook-up, Commissioning and production operations. This experience included but is not limited to Health and safety management, Incident investigation, Radiation Safety, Management system auditing, sub-contractor management, Behavioural Based Safety systems, risk management and process safety. Grant was recently employed as HSE manager for global subsea engineering and Construction organization before establishing a safety management system consulting firm.

As a consultant, Grant works with the local oil and gas industry with a focus on Subsea Engineering and Construction, Offshore Installation and Vessel Compliance and Emergency Response as well as all other aspects of Occupational Health and Safety.

Grant is a member of the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals Regional Screening Committee and is Chair of the Safety Engineering Advisory Committee with a goal of helping to better prepare our health and safety professionals for the challenges that await them in this Industrial Market.

Phone: (709) 685-4367

Email : grant.skinner@coastalsafetysystems.com 

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Iqbal Kazi

Organization:  Pacmarine Service LLC

Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Language: English

Experience: Iqbal has more than 36 years of experience in the marine industry. He has served as a Master Marine mariner (Captain), Operations Manager, Marine Surveyor, SIRE (OCIMF- Ship Inspection Report Editor), OVID (Offshore Vessel Inspection Data), and is accredited by DNV and  Rightship, Australia for Inspection. He is a certified lead auditor for ISO: 9001 and ISO 14001. He is also a third party Internal and Live navigation auditor for shipping companies, performing Management and Safety audits (ISM & ISO assessment) and providing training on board Oil Rigs, P&I condition inspections on vessels to identify deficiencies and short comings for cargo safety and environment. He provides recommendations, conducts risk analysis, hazard description and consequence. He is presently serving as a Marine Consultant (Quality, Safety, Security and Environment) and also Quality Assurance Manager.

Phone:  281 447 9595

Email: ikazi@pacmarine.com

Jay R. Jahangiri


Organization: TRE Consulting, Inc.

Location: West Coast (California): San Francisco Bay Area with East Coast, Midwest, South East and Gulf Coast Coverage

Languages: English, Persian, Italian, Spanish and Afghan

Experience: Jay Jahangiri has over 36 years of proven track record in environmental, health, safety, sustainability, resiliency, planning, engineering, construction and program management (CM/PM) for ports, marine, airports, power, renewable energy, commercial, real estate, and industrial sectors.  Jay began his ports and maritime career on the waterfront as a marine terminal operator labor/baggage and cargo handler (at cruise and airport terminals) while attending full time college.  As a former Port environmental director for a major west coast port, Jay’s unique qualifications come directly from inside of the port and marine industry.  Jay has conducted numerous independent green marine verifications, ISO 14001/45001 (formerly 18001) EHS/sustainability audits and developed award winning programs for ports (west coast, east coast, gulf, great lakes, and international), marine terminals, shipping lines and maritime related facilities.  Jay holds a M.S degree in Environmental Engineering and Sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Technic Institute and a B.S in Comprehensive Sciences: Biology/Chemistry from State University of New York.  Jay holds over 10 professional registrations/certifications in the fields of sustainability, environmental, health, safety, and CM/PM. 

Phone: 209-601-7048

Email: treconsulting@comcast.net / www.treconsult.com

Jean-Marc Léger

Organization: Terrapex

Location : Montreal (Qc, Canada)

Languages: French, English

Experience: Jean-Marc Léger has worked for 25 years in the fields of environment, health and safety (EHS) management and natural resources conservation. Early in his career, Jean-Marc worked on biodiversity management initiatives in Canada, South America and West Africa for government and international non-government organizations. In consulting for the past 22 years, Jean-Marc developed an extensive knowledge in environmental and social performance by supporting small and large businesses across different industries including transportation, mining, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, waste and the defence sector.

Since obtaining his accreditation as a certified environmental auditor (CEA) from the Quebec Association of Environmental Auditing (AQVE) in 2007, he has directed or participated in over 250 EHS compliance assurance, management system or integrated management system audits.

Jean-Marc received his Green Marine verifier accreditation in 2015. In addition, he is a recognized lead and mine technical auditor by the International Cyanide Management Institute; a certified risk manager (ISO 31000) by PECB, a Toward Sustainable Mining (TSM) verification service provider by the Mining Association of Canada. Finally, he also received training to audit the following standard or Environment Social Governance (ESG) programs: GHG validation and verification by the Canadian Standard Association (ISO 14064:3); Together for Sustainability (ESG of chemical supply chains), CHWMEG (Responsible Waste Stewardship) and IRMA (Initiative for Responsible Mine Assurance).

Phone: 514.826.6233

Email: jean-marc.leger@terrapex.ca

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Jeff Stollenwerk

Organization: Jeff Stollenwerk, LLC

Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Language : English

Experience : Jeff Stollenwerk is a certified environmental professional with more than 30 years of regulatory compliance experience. As the environmental leader for a Green Marine participant, Mr. Stollenwerk directed a port authority/terminal owner’s participation in the Green Marine program for 5 years and gained valuable expertise on the Green Marine Landside Technical Committee and Great Lakes Advisory Committee. Throughout much of his career, he worked collaboratively to mitigate impacts from vessel discharges and navigational dredging. Mr. Stollenwerk advocates for maritime, industrial and transportation interests, and supports industry leaders working to achieve their environmental goals.

Phone: (218) 591-9773

Email : jeff.stollenwerk@outlook.com

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John A. Foster

Organization: SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Language : English

Experience : John A. Foster, PhD, RPBio, QEP, EP(CEA), EP(EMSLA), CHSMSA Senior Management Systems Specialist – Certified Green Marine Auditor. John is a Registered Professional Biologist, a Certified Environmental Compliance Auditor, a Certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor and a Qualified Environmental Professional with the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (US/Canada). John is also a Certified Towards Sustainable Mining Auditor and an ISO 45001 and Certificate of Recognition (COR/OSSE) Safety Management System Auditor (Trucking Safety Council of BC and the BC Manufacturing Safety Association). John has been a Consultant based in BC for over 30 years and has worked nationally and internationally for a wide variety of private and government clients. He has a long history of environmental and safety work in the marine industry, including offshore oil and gas exploration and development projects, tanker traffic and undersea pipelines, oil spill impact assessment and emergency response planning. In the past 12 years, he has specialized in auditing large terminals and marine service operations for safety and environmental performance.

Phone: (604) 788 1479

Email: johnafoster@shaw.ca

Katharine Sweeney

Organization:  Compliance Maritime

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

Language: English

Experience: Capt. Sweeney became a GM Verifier in 2016 and has over 35 years of experience in the Maritime Industry. After a career sailing as Master (Unlimited) for Matson Navigation in the Hawaiian and Far East Trades, in 2009 she came ashore to start Compliance Maritime, a company providing 3rd party and internal auditing, as well as investigations and expert legal witness. Lead Auditor certifications in: ISM, ISPS, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Well versed in Safety, Health, Quality, Security, Environmental, and Energy management systems, Capt. Sweeney has conducted over 400 audits and verifications to date. While very knowledgeable in current industry standards and best practices, Capt. Sweeney understands systems must be tailor made to fit the client. Captain Sweeney holds a current USCG Master. Any Gross Tons, Oceans license with full pilotage on Puget Sound, All Waters.

Phone : 206-755-3254

Email: captsweeney@compliancemaritime.com

Lorne Bugden

Organization: Coastal Safety Management Inc.

Location: Atlantic Canada - St John's, NL

Language: Anglais

Experience: Results oriented with a focus on marine disciplines and the application of Six Sigma methodologies. Work experience spans over the oil & gas, mining, transportation, and construction sectors. A diverse marine focused portfolio having held management positions in the fields of Transportation, Procurement, Operations, and HSEQ.

Phone: (709) 682-5531

Email: lorne.bugden@coastalsafetysystems.com

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Marie-Eve Lemieux

Organization: Independent consultant

Location : St. Lawrence - Quebec City, QC

Languages : French, English

Experience : Marie-Ève Lemieux has 15 years' experience in the environmental field. During her career, she has developed and implemented management systems (EMS) in the energy, mining and marine sectors. She has also conducted and supervised numerous EMS and environmental compliance audits.

Marie-Ève holds a master's degree in physical geography, specializing in micrometeorology and climate change, from McGill University, as well as a bachelor's degree in environmental geosciences from Aberystwyth University (UK). She is currently honing her skills in project management, environmental impact assessment and social acceptability of large-scale projects. Marie-Eve has good communication and popularization skills, as well as a good ability to synthesize information.

Marie-Eve has in-depth knowledge of the maritime sector. She holds the Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA) designation from the Association québécoise de vérification environnementale (AQVE), of which she was a member of the Board of Directors. She believes in continuous business improvement.

Téléphone: (581) 308-0451

Courriel : marieve.lemieux@gmail.com 

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Mark Holford

Organization: Envirochem Services Inc.

Location: Pacific Canada - Cowichan Bay

Language: English

Experience: Environmental Engineer with 30+ years total of HSE experience in an assortment of Industrial roles (Oil&Gas, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper) and including 15 years of consulting servicing many more industries including Marine Terminals.

Phone: (250) 701-5322

Email: mark.holford@envirochem.com

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Michael W. Herald


Organization : Blackbird EHS Consulting Services Inc.

Location : British Columbia, Canada

Language : English

Expérience : Michael W. Herald, EP(EMSLA), EP(CEA), CRSP has been leading, participating and managing hundreds of environmental, health and safety (EHS) audits and management system assessments world-wide for over 30 years. He has worked with many industries and federal, provincial and local government agencies, and recently assisted a shipping terminal in developing a comprehensive environmental management system (EMS).  He also assisted Port Authorities in improving their health and safety management systems. He has conducted ISO 14001 registration and surveillance audits for an international registration body.  Mr. Herald is an Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor EP(EMSLA), Compliance Environmental Auditor EP(CEA), and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) in Canada, and a trained US EPA Asbestos Building Inspector and Asbestos Project Designer. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of the Auditing Association of Canada (AAC), and past president of the Environmental Managers Association of BC (EMA of BC).

Phone: 604-353-2473

Email: mherald@blackbirdehs.ca

Neil Allen

Organization: Envirochem Services Inc

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Language: English

Experience: Neil Allen, M.Sc., P.G.Dipl.Env.Mngt., P.Ag., EP(EMSLA), EP(CEA), CHSMSA, is a senior environmental management system and occupational health and safety management system auditor and accredited Green Marine verifier with Envirochem Services Inc.. He has more than 24 years of consulting experience in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, Africa, and the Philippines. Neil is also a dual certified Environmental Management Systems (EMS) lead auditor to ISO 14001:2015 [EP(EMSLA)] and a regulatory compliance auditor [EP(CEA)] (Safety and Environmental) certified with ECO Canada, a GHG verification auditor to ISO 140064-3, and a certified Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) verification auditor with certification from the Mining Association of Canada. He is also an ISO 45001:2018 lead auditor, and Certified Health and Safety Management System Auditor (CHSMSA) with the Auditing Association of Canada. In addition, Neil is a certified COR/OSSE auditor with two safety associations in British Columbia – the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC and Safety Driven. He was also a certified COR auditor with the BC Maritime Employers Association for 10 years until the BCMEA removed itself from the COR program in early 2018.

Phone: 778 839 2089

Email: neil.allen@envirochem.com

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Nelly Gendrot

Organization: WSP Canada Inc.

Location: St. Lawrence, Quebec city, Canada

Languages: French, English

Experience: Nelly Gendrot holds a French engineering degree in environmental, life, and agronomic sciences. With nine years of diversified experience in environmental and occupational health and safety management, environmental compliance, waste management, and agri-environment, Ms. Gendrot has been a leader in compliance and environmental management since 2018. Her responsibilities include conducting environmental compliance audits and legal monitoring, preparing ministerial authorization applications, and compiling pollutant discharge and air emission inventories.

Phone: (418) 254-6279

Email: nelly.gendrot@wsp.com

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Patrick Gerrity

Organization: Pat Gerrity Maritime Advisors, LLC

Location : South Atl. USA - Orlando, Florida

Language : English

Experience : Captain Gerrity is the Principal of Pat Gerrity Maritime Advisors, a consultancy that provides strategic customized sustainability, compliance, safety, security, and emergency management services to the maritime industry. His clients include key maritime organizations from around the world. Captain Gerrity was the Vice President of Safety, Security, and Environmental Policy and Compliance at Disney Cruise Line from April 2008 until he retired in 2021. Prior to working at Disney, Captain Gerrity was a Coast Guard Officer, retiring after 25 years with the rank of Captain.

During his long Coast Guard career, Captain Gerrity was selected for command twice, first as Captain of the Port of Detroit, and later as Captain of the Port of Portland, Oregon. As Captain of the Port, Captain Gerrity controlled all shipping movements and enforced all maritime laws within his assigned zone, including environmental regulations for ships and facilities. Also, as Captain of the Port, Captain Gerrity was the Designated Federal on Scene Commander for all maritime crises; in that role, he led the response to many incidents, including the second-largest oil spill in history on the Great Lakes. In addition to his command roles, Captain Gerrity completed operational and policy development assignments in Cleveland, Honolulu, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, DC and he also completed assignments in major shipyards in Asia.

At Disney, Captain Gerrity was the primary executive charged with advancing safety, security, sustainability, emergency management, public health, and environmental compliance for a fleet of ships, numerous port facilities, and a private island. Captain Gerrity grew his department tenfold during his tenure and personally hired, trained, and developed a world-class staff at Disney Cruise Line that received numerous external accolades for high performance. While at Disney Cruise Line, Captain Gerrity was also the company’s Designated Person Ashore. Captain Gerrity represented Disney on several Cruise Line International Association Committees, including the Environmental Committee. Captain Gerrity was a strong advocate of the importance of Research and Development to evaluate possible sustainable energy sources for the cruise industry and he drove several initiatives to enhance R&D efforts within Disney.

Captain Gerrity holds an MBA degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a BS degree in Marine Technology from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Captain Gerrity has been published several times and is a frequent speaker at various shipping forums.

Phone: (775) 450-4611

Email : patgerrity@me.com 

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Pavlo Kolomyytsev

Organization: Coastal Safety Systems

Location: Atlantic Canada - Halifax,NS

Languages: English, Russian

Experience: 21 years at sea on LPG/Chemical ,Product tankers, Bulk Carriers, Scientific Vessel, Sea-going tug, Cable layer as Deck Officer and Master.

20 years in seismic and geotechnical industries including drilling and CPT operations as HSE and Marine specialist/auditor and on-board advisor in worldwide operations.

3 years as compliance superintendent for V-Ship group on board oil/product, chemical and LPG tankers.

Phone: (902) 223-0900

Email: Pavlo@coastalsafetysystems.com

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Ramanathan Subramanian

Organization: US Marine Works

Location: GLs USA - Kalamazoo, Michigan

Languages: English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam

Experience: RAMANATHAN SUBRAMANIAN is a seasoned maritime professional with 14 years of ocean-going vessel experience, including bulk carriers, cape size vessels, and gas carriers. His sailing expertise spans across diverse and challenging environments.

After his extensive sailing career, he transitioned to the role of Technical Superintendent, where he spent 1.5 years excelling in vessel maintenance, repair, and safety compliance. RAMANATHAN is dedicated to staying current with industry advancements, ensuring the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility.

Having recently relocated to the United States, RAMANATHAN holds an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. His reputation for professionalism, adaptability, and in-depth knowledge of maritime operations positions him as a valuable asset in the maritime field, ready to take on new challenges and contribute to organizational success.

Phone: (346) 733-1337

Email: ramanathan@usmarineworks.com

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Randolph C. Helland

Organization : R.C. Helland Consulting

Location : Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.

Language : English

Experience : Randy is an experienced Green Marine verifier who has conducted verifications since 2012 throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that he had over 32 years of experience with the U.S. Coast Guard where he held senior executive positions at the national, regional and local levels in the areas of marine/port safety, security, environmental protection and waterways management.  He has extensive experience in ship and facility safety and environmental inspections. He is currently self-employed at R.C. Helland Consulting providing maritime safety, security and environmental regulatory inspection, guidance, planning and exercise services to U.S. Government, the maritime industry and academia.

Phone : 440-541-6463

Email : Randolph.Helland@yahoo.com

Ross Szwec

Organization: EEM Gestion ESS / EEM EHS Management

Location : Montréal, Québec, Canada

Languages : French, English

Experience :

Senior consultant and partner at EEM EHS Management since 2000, Ross has over 25 years of audit experience and is registered as a certified environmental auditor with both ECO Canada and the Quebec Environmental Auditing Association (AQVE). He has conducted over 270 EHSC management system, regulatory compliance, and standard-specific audits of which 50+ have been Green Marine external verifications in all three program areas. 

He participated as the verifier representative on the St. Lawrence Advisory Committee, and currently participates on the North Atlantic Advisory Committee and on the Shipyards Working Group Committee.

Ross is also a recognized Verification Service Provider (VSP) for the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative, is a recognized lead auditor for the International Cyanide Management Code, and a recognized auditor for the National Mining Association’s CORESafety® program.

Ross is fluently bilingual (spoken and written) with excellent communication skills. Versatile, diligent, and solution-oriented with a positive, courteous, and easy-going attitude, he is recognized for his capacity to simplify complex subjects and to interact with ease with persons at various levels of an organization.

Cell: (514) 250-4474

Email: ross@eem.ca

Said Nassif

Organization: Canadian International Bureau of Shipping Ltd. (CIBS)

Location : Ontario - Québec - British Columbia

Languages: French, English

Experience: Said has over 30 years of experience within the marine industry. Upon completion of 14 years in the sea career as Chief Engineer, he joined the Canadian government as a marine inspector, rose through the ranks and held several management positions including Manager OH&S to Operations Director Marine Safety and Security. His experience is inclusive of consulting, training, auditing, risk assessment, gap analysis, development and implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 28000 and C-TPAT. He also works as QMS & EMS Auditor for a Registrars certification body. In addition, he is nominated and accredited by various Flags Administrations and classification societies; as flag inspector and Lead Auditor in ISM, ISPS and MLC-2006. He is also accredited by the Chemical Distribution Institute as a CDI Port/Terminal Inspector. Mr. Nassif is nominated Deputy-Registrar for many Flag States Administration for Ship Registries. He is approved as Instructor by Transport Canada and other Flags Administration to deliver many STCW training. www.cibsmarine.org

Cell : 613-790-7260

Email: snassif@cibsmarine.org


Tony Di Nino

Organization: Envirochem Services Inc.

Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Language: English only

Experience: Tony is a professional engineer and currently holds the position of Manager of Auditing Program at Envirochem Services Inc., working as an environmental consultant for marine facilities including marine terminal operations and other various coastal industrial operations which have marine activities. He is a certified environmental and ISO14001 auditor. He has been seconded by registrar to conduct ISO14001/OHSAS18001/ISO9001/ISO50001 and electronic stewardship audits of hundreds of industrial operations across North America (Canada, US, and Mexico). He is also a COR (safety) certified auditor with BC Maritime Employers Association and GHG validation and verification auditor for Pacific Carbon Trust. Since 1995 he has conducted over 300 audits related to environmental compliance, environmental management systems, waste management, and energy audits at various industrial clients.

Phone: 604-986-0233

Email: tony@envirochem.com


To obtain their certification, the Green Marine participants must demonstrate continual measurable improvement year after year, and respect all the stages of the certification process, i.e., the annual self-evaluation, external verification, and publication of results.