With big growth comes big challenges, but none too big for our new Vice President of People and Culture: Patricia Reles.  As Heddle Shipyards continues to expand, so does our work force and the need for increasingly complex safety management and quality systems.  

Patricia brings to Heddle more than 15 years of experience in the Human Resource field, specializing in highly industrial facilities across North America.  But don’t let the title fool you. Most days you will find Patricia out in the yard at one of our facilities, working with the people on the ground to build a better way forward.  “It is important to understand the environment your men and women work in,” says Patricia. “Fostering a positive culture starts with understanding what your employees need to be happy and successful.”

As we build our team for the future, Heddle Shipyards is committed to fostering a safe, positive and productive work environment for all our employees.  We want to see our hard working men and women go home safely after each day and have opportunities for growth and personal accomplishment.