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
Chief Financial Officer
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.
VP - Operations & COO
Favourite quote: “Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong”.
Peter Michalak is an accomplished Blue Water Group executive with over 30 years experience in marine and logistics. In partnership with the executive management team, Peter creates leading-edge support solution for the organization’s mission and goals.
Prior to the post of VP of Operations, Peter held several increasingly responsible roles in executive and general management. For over a decade, he was personally leading logistics and supply for Army and Navy all over the world.
As the VP of Operations for Blue Water Group, Peter helped design and supervised the construction of key infrastructure project that allow the company to become best in class service provider to our customers. He is responsible for all activity regarding logistics, ship supply and all company group assets.As a straight and accessible leader, Peter is known for driving growth, productivity and profitability in ever changing and challenging business environment. Peter believes in simplicity in life and work. Takes care of the people, focus on the customer and act on what is important
David Babin, CPA, CMA
Senior Vice President
Favourite quote: “Hard work may not always result in success, but it will never result in regret.” –MONEYBALL
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.
VP - Sales and Marketing
Favourite quote: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
Rob has over 25 years experience within the lubricants industry and is responsible for driving the overall sales and marketing strategy for the country’s best sales team that operates within the Blue Water Group Lubricants division across Canada. With locations across the country from Northern Alberta to the Atlantic Provinces, the Blue Water Group has a very diverse book of business that provides exceptional opportunities to interact with our outstanding customer base.
We employ the phrase of “The right product for the right reason at the right time” because it fits our Customer Driven, Solution Focused method of doing business at all times.
Previously, Rob has held positions as Territory Sales Manager, Western OEM Manager, and National Account Manager with Wakefield Canada (Castrol). Rob is currently an on field official with the Canadian Football League and has officiated in three (3) Grey Cups along with one (1) season in the NFL officiating program.
Rob resides in Edmonton with his Wife Terri and twin sons Carter and Colby.
Starting with Bluewater as a safety manager in 2014 he’s advanced through a number of operational and business development roles until taking on his current position as COO.
His responsibilities include oversight for the day to day operations of the company and ensuring that all of the systems, resources, and people are in place to achieve the goals of the company. A key function is building employee alignment with the company’s goals and meeting the key targets of the organization.
His focus is on improving operational efficiencies and guidance to the business as it continues to adapt and grow.
Peter works closely with all levels of the organization in the planning, development, and execution of Bluewater’s corporate strategy.
Ashley Levy, MBA CPA CMA
VP - Finance
Favourite quote: “Nothing changes if nothing changes”-Donna Barnes
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.
VP - Supply Chain
Matt Joined Blue Water in 2018 as Director of Supply Chain to oversee end-to-end supply chain operations. Matt’s focus is to ensure the right material is delivered on time at the best value possible to our client. Matt is an Industrial Engineering graduate from Dalhousie University and brings with him 10+ years experience managing large-scale Supply Chain operations with direct accountability to transportation, planning, warehousing and inventory management functions.