We’re the best because we only work with the best. At Blue Water Group, employee safety is a top priority. The demanding and extreme conditions of the offshore and marine industries leave no room for error. Our staff are highly trained and certified to work in a variety of environments. Our seasoned team has seen it all and done it all. And they can say it all in seven languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Russian

We treat your deployment as though it were our own. You’re in capable hands with us.

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Patrick Wilson – President & CEO

Patrick (Pat) is the President & CEO of Blue Water Group. Pat is the strategic lead of the group; and, along with the senior management group, has grown Blue Water’s business into a national logistics and distribution company. Pat can be described as someone who never stands still and is always looking for the next challenge for Blue Water. He has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and has been one of Atlantic Canada’s Top CEO’s for multiple years. Pat is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active volunteer in the community.

Shannon Pye-Wilson, CPA CMA MBA- Vice President Finance

Shannon handles all aspects of Blue Water Group’s financial business as well as overseeing the group’s IT and Communication requirements. She is a business graduate of Dalhousie University, an MBA from Saint Mary’s University, and a Certified Professional Accountant.

David Babin, CPA CMA – Senior Vice President

David handles Business Planning, Contract Management and Organizational Mapping while managing fuel and lubricant operations with our trusted suppliers.  As a graduate from Royal Military College and an ex-Sea Logistics Officer with over 20 years of experience working in the Canadian Navy, David brings a disciplined approach to the team and makes sure that Blue Water and our clients are always on an even keel.

Robert Skaggs – Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Robert handles the overall sales, marketing and distribution of the Mobil™ brand for Blue Water Group in Canada. Previously, he has held positions as Territory Sales Manager, Western OEM Manager, and National Account Manager with Wakefield Canada (Castrol). Robert is currently an on field official with the Canadian Football League and has officiated in three (3) Grey Cups.

Peter Michalak – Vice President of Operations

Peter has over 20 years’ experience in the marine and logistics environment and has been the Group’s project coordinator of military operations coordinating logistical requirements for naval  ships all over the world. As the Vice President of Operations for Blue Water Group, Peter is responsible for all activity regarding warehousing, logistics and ship supply. He is a key operational employee at Blue Water and makes decisions and recommendations regarding all Group assets.

Ashley Levy, MBA CPA CMA – Director of Finance

Ashley joined the Blue Water Group team in 2016, bringing over 10 years of experience in a variety of accounting, process improvement and leadership roles within JD Irving. At the Blue Water Group, Ashley is responsible for Accounting, Inventory, and HR/Payroll. Ashley is a MBA graduate of Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business, is a Certified Professional Accountant, and has earned a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Peter MacKay – Director of Operations and HSSE Manager

Peter’s main responsibility is the management of Blue Water’s offshore Oil and Gas portfolio including Nova Scotia Supply Base operations and Newfoundland and Labrador supply chain logistics and warehousing facilities. Additionally, Peter provides direction to EDGE Marine services in Canada’s East Coast.

Peter also manages Blue Water’s Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Management System (HSSEMS) and provides leadership to all Blue Water personnel, clients, and subcontractors related to Health, Safety, Security and Environment programs.

LUBRICANTS SALES TEAM:

Dave Danberger – Senior Account Executive (Lubricants – Edmonton)

Dave began his career in the petroleum business in Edmonton in 1984. Dave has been specifically involved in finished lubricant sales and management since 1992 and continues to enjoy the industry. Dave is responsible for the Commercial Vehicle lubricants for Blue Water Alberta. From the early days of the Esso brand of lubricants to today’s Mobil™ brand, Dave will always be proud to provide his Blue Water customers with the best products and service available. Dave currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.

Contact Dave: Cell – (780) 700-7554; e-mail – ddanberger@bluewatergroup.ca

 

Glenn Thompson, CLS – Senior Account Manager/Technical advisor (Lubricants – Edmonton)

Glenn is a senior sales and technical support representative who specializes in Industrial and Commercial Vehicle lubricant sales and support. After graduating with a Chemical engineering Technologist (CET) diploma, Glenn worked for Imperial Oil for over 32 years. Through various roles at Imperial Oil, Glenn has developed a wealth of experience, from lubricants product research & development, industrial lubricant sales to field engineering support. Glenn also holds the STE CLS (Certified Lubrication Specialist) designation and is committed to serving our Blue Water customers with professional sales and technical support. Glenn currently resides in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Contact Glenn: Cell – (587) 340-8388; e-mail – gthompson@bluewatergroup.ca

 

Ted Dirksen – Senior Account Executive (Lubricants and Specialties – Edmonton)

Ted has 26 years of lubricant and fuel sales. The first 9 years he covered many aspects of lubricant sales, from PCMO & HDMO to food grade and metal working fluids. The last 17 years Ted was employed with Petro-Canada and specialized in the Natural Gas and Heavy Oil lubricant applications. Ted also spent some time with major forestry accounts. Ted was awarded Petro- Canada’s highest sales award, the  “Gold Leaf Award” and “Outstanding Contributor Award” . Over the years, Ted has been involved with product development, new product field trials, and major account acquisitions. Ted states “ I am excited to work with the Blue Water Group team as they show integrity and a high commitment to customer value added service”. Ted currently resides in Stony Plain, Alberta with his wife of 39 years.

Contact Ted: Cell – (587) 340-4397; e-mail – tdirksen@bluewatergroup.ca

 

Mike Paschyny – Account Executive/Inside Sales (Lubricants – Edmonton)

Mike is responsible for the Automotive lubricants channel (dealerships, quick lube, installers, jobbers and passenger vehicles) for Blue Water Alberta. Mike is a 30 year media sales veteran with proven, award winning results and brings his unparalleled expertise to the Blue Water Group. With Mike’s communication and marketing skills, he maintains existing business relationships and welcomes prospective new accounts. Mike’s simple motto is – “Under Promise and Over Deliver”. Mike currently resides in Edmonton.

Contact Mike: Cell – (587) 337-9007; e-mail – mpaschyny@bluewatergroup.ca

 

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Greg Andrews – Account Executive (Heavy Duty, Industrial and Marine Lubricants – Vancouver)

Greg handles sales of Marine, Industrial and Commercial Vehicle lubricants in British Columbia. Greg has 16 years of experience within the commercial vehicle industry. The last 4 1/2 years have been spent with Castrol Commercial Lubricants where he serviced Logging, Construction, Quarries, Refuse and On Highway accounts. Within his 4 1/2 years at Castrol Greg has received 3 National Commercial sales awards as well as 1 Western Canada sales award. Greg is driven by passion and motivation to succeed in all tasks in his life. We are excited to welcome Greg’s enthusiasm to the Blue Water Group.

Contact Greg: Cell – (604) 358-9219 ; e-mail – gandrews@bluewatergroup.ca

 

Luis Ferrufino – Inside Sales (Lubricants – Vancouver)

Luis came on board in November of 2016 as part of our Administrative team. His personable and professional approach paved the way for us to welcome him to our Inside Sales division as of April 3, 2017. He brings with him 8 years of sales and operations experience which includes banking, luxury retailers and telecommunications. His primary focus is Industrial, Passenger and Commercial Vehicle lubricants for British Columbia. Luis currently resides in Burnaby BC.

Contact Luis: Office (604)-420-4331; e-mail – lferrufino@bluewatergroup.ca

 

Gary Hynes – Account Executive (Lubricants – Atlantic)

Gary has been with Blue Water since 2006 and brings over 20 years of lubricant sales knowledge and 27 years of coaching hockey to the sales team. Residing in Sackville, New Brunswick, he is in the heart of Blue Water’s area of Atlantic responsibility and can quickly respond to a customers’ requirements.

Contact Gary: Cell – (902) 240-7803; e-mail – ghynes@bluewatergroup.ca

 

Gary Vaters – Account Executive (Lubricants – Atlantic)

Gary was born in Newfoundland and moved to Nova Scotia in 1988 and has resided in the Halifax area since that time. He has over 20 years of sales, marketing and sales management experience. He has worked extensively in the automotive and motorsports industries selling for companies such as Honda, Chrysler and Polaris. Gary has also worked in the sign and traffic control industry for several years travelling throughout Atlantic Canada. Gary looks forward to working with existing as well as new customers throughout Nova Scotia and providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

Contact Gary: Cell (902) 718-6059; e-mail: gvaters@bluewatergroup.ca

 

Luke Aylward – Account Executive (Lubricants – Newfoundland)

Luke brings with him to the Blue Water Group six years of outside sales experience, which primarily includes managing large oil and gas accounts while selling industrial supplies in the energy industry. Luke has also served numerous clients in the construction, banking and telecommunications industries. An award winning salesman, Luke thrives when challenged, enjoys working in the field, creating new business opportunities and maintaining an excellent rapport with existing clientele. A personable and hardworking team player, Luke strives to be an expert in his field, while cultivating new relationships and providing unparalleled customer service. Luke currently resides in St. John’s, NL.

Contact Luke: Phone – (709) 631-9781; e-mail – laylward@bluewatergroup.ca

 

Irving Abbott – Inside Sales (Lubricants – Atlantic)

Irving joined the Blue Water Group In February of 2016 in the position of Inside Sales. Irving joins the Blue Water Group after seven (7) years with Sojourn Enterprises. Irving looks forward to continuing to expand on his knowledge of lubricants all while maintaining his primary focus of providing superior customer service to existing and potential new business partners. Irving currently resides in Sackville, NS.

Contact Irving: Phone – (902) 468-4900; e-mail – iabbott@bluewatergroup.ca