Heddle is proud to announce that Jared Newcombe has been hired as Chief Strategy Officer effective 4 January 2021.

“I am extremely proud to announce Jared Newcombe as our new CSO. It is a testament to the growth of Heddle that we have been able to attract someone of Jared’s calibre. As we continue to grow and expand Jared will be instrumental in helping scale our business so that we can take on and successfully execute the largest and most complex shipbuilding and ship repair projects in Canada,” says Shaun Padulo, President of Heddle Shipyards.

Jared is an accomplished shipyard executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He began his career at Irving Shipbuilding, one of the most respected shipyards in North America, and held various management positions there. In 2013 Jared joined Chantier Davie as Chief Operating Officer and then served as Chief Executive Officer from 2016 – 2019.

“I have spent my entire career in Canadian shipyards, and I am excited to join Heddle at a time when the company is on the verge of revitalizing the shipbuilding industry in Ontario. The opportunity at Heddle is tremendous and I am looking forward to working with the team,” says Jared Newcombe.

Heddle is currently targeting major refits within the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) VLE II program, new builds for the CCG that are less than 1000 gross registered tonnes and supporting Seaspan in constructing vessels that are in excess of 1000 gross registered tonnes. At the same time, Heddle is preparing to enter into the defence sector and service the Royal Canadian Navy. Jared’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable to supporting these initiatives.

“In 2018 we established a vision to be recognized as the most reliable provider of ship repair & maintenance services in Canada and to become a meaningful partner in the shipbuilding industry. The addition of Jared to our team will accelerate the realization of that vision,” says Shaun Padulo.