Stacey and Taylor Wiper came to Irving Shipbuilding the same year, just a few months apart - but enjoy working in two completely different departments.
Based at Halifax Shipyard, Stacey joined the team in 2017 as Director of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for all Irving Shipbuilding locations and offices in Nova Scotia.
As the HSE Director, Stacey works in close partnership with Irving Shipbuilding’s leadership to develop and implement the Health, Safety and Environment Management System to ensure the daily and continual health and safety of our team members, as well as ensuring stewardship of the environment.
A few months after joining Irving Shipbuilding, his daughter Taylor joined the team as a Document Control Administrator. Today, Taylor is an Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships Material Planner. In her role, she ensures goods and materials are requested and delivered on time to support the production schedule at Halifax Shipyard.
Prior to coming to Irving Shipbuilding, Stacey spent 31 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, where he rose to the rank of Commander. Stacey completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Economics Degree at the Royal Military College.
Taylor took a different educational path than her father, attending Saint Mary’s University and attained a Major in marketing. It was her father who influenced her decision to join Irving Shipbuilding.
“I had a basic knowledge of Irving Shipbuilding from conversations with my dad,” said Taylor. “Once I was approaching graduation, he was able to understand the various roles and opportunities for recent graduates in the shipbuilding industry.”
Though the Wipers do not work directly with each other, they both share an admiration for the size and scope of the vessels being built at Halifax Shipyard and are proud to be a part of the shipbuilding team.
“I am extremely proud to say I work at Irving Shipbuilding because of the work we are doing.” said Taylor.
Stacey agrees, “It’s a real privilege to be a part of something that represents national importance,” said Stacey. “Creating history and being a part of a team where every person has a role that directly contributes to providing ships for the country is extremely rewarding.”
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