James McFadden, President

Jim McFadden, President

President, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Meridian Marine Industries, Jim McFadden plays an instrumental role in the development and growth of the company on a hands on, day to day basis. Meridian Marine Industries is recognized as a quality provider of ship repair, new construction and offshore services.

Starting in the industry at the early age of 16, Jim brings more than 35 years of domestic and international expertise to every aspect of ship repair and related services. His professional background started while working in the new construction department at Vancouver Shipyard for more than 15 years, Jim also gained experience working at Burrard Yarrows Corp, Key Marine Industries, Star Shipyard, Sylte Shipyard, Shields Navigation and Mackenzie Barge. He has also worked in the USA, Caribbean, Mexico, China, Europe and UK on various projects and business ventures.

Jim continuously works on expanding the boundaries of his professional qualifications. His extensive industry expertise includes apprenticeship training at the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Fisher Maritime Management Training Courses, Canadian Welding Bureau and DNV Training Academy.

Jim's ability to set direction and motivate the team enables Meridian Marine Industries to undertake complex projects and provide innovative solutions for its clients. Jim's leadership, experience, operational management skills and strong work ethics are essential components of Meridian Marine Industries success and reputation. Jim often states, "it can be done on time, budget and to spec, with the proper planning and team leadership". He is always empowering his team leaders to excel in their fields of expertise. This approach to business continually raises the bar for Meridian Marine Industries Inc.


Dry Dock Training Course IMTARC (2013)
Hull Inspection and Structure DNV (2012)
Supervision and Sign Off Authority ITA (2012)
Welding Supervisor CWB (2012)
Fundamentals of Contract Management for Shipbuilding & Repair Maritime Cons.   (2012)
BC Shipbuilding/Repair Supervisor Training Worksafe (2004)
Certificate of Shipfitter Prov. of BC (1986)
Certificate for Blueprint Reading & Layout Burrard Yarrow (1984)
Certificate for Shipfitter Manual Lofting Burrard Yarrow (1983)
Certificate for Metal Forming & Steel Fabrication Burrard Yarrow (1983)

Management Team