Wesley C.


I am an extremely effective organizational leader, that is loyal & honest to the company. I am passionate about my work and I want to invest that passion into the success of my company. The satisfaction of being part of a company’s continued success - is very important to me.


Deputy General Manager
JAD Construction
June-2020 - Present

JUN20-Current as Deputy General Manager; overseeing operations of largest fleet of modern self-propelled jack-up (Liftboat/MOU) ships in West Africa and managing their homeport at private shipyard & fabrication facility; alongside sister company operating: heavy-lift cranes, house-boats, inland tugs & barges, DP2 OSV’s, and modern Security Vessels

Teras Offshore
March-2019 - May-2020

MAR19-MAY20 as Manager; for 320+ Class fleet of Liftboats for Singaporean company to assist thru bankruptcy transition and vessel lay-up and/or sales.

Marine Manager
ADP Marine & Modular
South Africa
May-2018 - February-2019

MAR18-FEB19 as Marine Manager for modification design of offshore diamond mining for DeBeers Marine in Namibia.

Director of Engineering – Worldwide Liftboat Operations
Hercules Offshore Texas, U.S.A. & Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa
May-2012 - February-2018

MAY12-to-FEB18 as Director of Engineering – Worldwide Liftboat Operations, supervising large technical staff & multiple international engineering firms & shipyards. Technically managed existing fleet of Liftboats (self-propelled jack-up vessels servicing the offshore oil & wind farm industry) incl.: design of Preventative Maint. Sys. (PMS) software & detailed/unique industry leading operational procedures. Guest speaker at industrial conferences. Negotiated with regulatory: ABS, Lloyds, BV, & RINA; Noble-Denton ref. alt. SNAME 5-5A & ISO 19905; IMO Observer, USCG, Panama, Vanuatu, & Nigerian flags (exemptions for Subchapter L & SOLAS gap analysis & interpretations for IMO SPS Code; reflagging); Port State Control of UK-HSE (for baseline Safety-Case gap analysis with MODU). Created innovative Liftboat design (with patent pending) for worldwide service and North Sea Plugging & Abandoning (P&A) operations; incl.: FEED, bidding OFE, shipyard quotations, & industry presentation. Certified ISO 90001:2015 & 14001:2015 Lead Auditor (via BSI ref. IRCA).

Operations Manager
Hercules Offshore, Warri, Nigeria; Sharjah/Dubai U.A.E.; & Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A
September-2006 - April-2012

SEP06-APR12 as Operations Manager, responsible for all West Africa operations (Ghana to Angola), supervising expat & local staff of 450+ marine/offshore, admin., & shipyard workers. Implemented difficult acquisition of larger competitor (incr. from 4 to 22 vessels) & reorganization of their private shipyard. Trained Nigerian admin depts.: commercial (tech. & contract support), HR (union negotiations), HSE (CMID, OVID, BOEM SEMS API RP75), security, & finance (budgets & SOX 401 audits). Concurrently assisted with creation of Mideast division; directly supervising mobilization & upgrade of vessels to Mideast region standards. Qualified ISM & ISPS Lead Auditor, & MLC Compliance (all via ABS).


Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering
United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point)
United States
July-1990 - May-1994