Engineer, Project Manager and Business Leader
Andrew Carran, P.Eng, PMP
Andy Carran is a seasoned engineer, project manager and business leader with over 35 years of experience, mostly in the marine industry. He has won and executed many projects and led a major unit of a medium sized business. He is recognized as a strong coach who builds diverse contributors into effective teams.
Andy graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leicester in 1974. The first twenty years of his career was largely focused on naval ships, initially with the UK MoD Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. After working on submarine refits in Scotland and surface ship propulsion design in England, he left the RCNC to work on the Canadian Patrol Frigate program at SCAN Marine in Montreal from 1981 to 1983.
During the 1980s he also worked on marine projects at Hawker Siddeley Dynamics in England and then YARD and MIL Systems in Ottawa, Ontario. In the early 1990s he was with Canadian Shipbuilding and Engineering for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel project. After periods in aerospace, manufacturing engineering and informatics, he returned to the marine engineering fold in 2002. As Project Director and Vice President at BMT Fleet Technology Ltd in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada he led a variety of projects ranging from design of the Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ships and Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships to BMT’s research into passenger ship evacuation. He also co-led the BMT Group’s activities for the cruise ship industry and has presented to the Cruise Line International Association and the Canadian Ferry Operators Association.
Andy is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, a Chartered Engineer in the UK and a Project Management Professional. Away from the work environment, he enjoys sailboat racing and travel, and the support of his wife Tricia and two grown sons.