Mariners’ House of Montreal held its 47h annual general meeting on June 16th, electing a new executive committee and three new Board members.

After serving in the position for two years, Michael Fratianni, CEO of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, handed over the presidency to Mario Minotti, Director of Finance and Administration with the Shipping Federation of Canada, who will also retain the post of Treasurer. John Gareau, President of Seamont Brokerage & Transport remains Secretary, and Flavio Tiseo, Secretary/Treasurer of MSC (Canada) becomes First Vice-President, while Robert Zeagman, President of Seagulf Marine Industries, will be Second Vice-President.

New Board members are Suzanne Bleau-Myrand, Marketing Director at Fednav, Domenic Bravi, Senior Vice-President and Treasurer at Montship, and Alan Espey, President of Hunt Refrigeration (Canada).

Also elected to the Board are Tony Boemi, P. Jeremy Bolger, Michael H. Broad, Christopher J. Gillespie, Joyce Hammock, Ross A. Kennedy, Tim D. McBoyle and Josh VanderVeen.

Thanks to the generosity of many corporate and private sponsors who support the work of Mariners’ House, including their major patrons, Port of Montreal and the Grunt Club, the organisation was able to transport 11,341 seafarers last year and welcomed 12,221 to the centre.