Malcolm Barker brings ample experience to his position as Vice President and General Manager of Victoria Shipyards, where he oversees the West Coast Center of Excellence for the construction, maintenance, repairs and modifications of vessels up to 100,000 DWT. Being the largest ship repair facility on Canada's West Coast, Victoria Shipyards serves a diverse clientele, which includes tugboats, yachts, ferries, deepsea vessels, and cruiseships along with state of the art naval vessels.
Malcolm Barker began his career as an apprentice electrician at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders in the North East of England. He has held a number of positions within shipyards in the UK, US and Canada, ranging from draftsman and estimator to project manager.
After several years as Manager, Ship Repair at Yarrows Ltd., and later as Project Manager with Vancouver Shipyards, he took on the position as Manager of Victoria Shipyards in 1994 and was made Vice President and General Manager in 2006.