Offshore Team

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Captain David Mason
Director Field Operations and Maintenance

Captain Mason is a graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College and has been a professional mariner for over forty years. Twenty seven of those years have been involved in the submarine telecommunications industry participating in the planning and the deliverance of fibre optic and power cable installations as well as numerous shallow and deep water cable repairs and refurbishments. Captain Mason continues in this roll with IT International Telecom.  Captain Mason’s other career highlights include commanding an Arctic Class Icebreaker, Search and Rescue Vessels and Buoy Tenders as well as holding the position of Superintendent of Rescue, Safety and Environmental Response in the Canadian Coast Guard, NL region. Captain Mason has received Deputy Minister’s commendations for his participation in the salvage operations of Air India Flight 182 and the conservation efforts for the protection of straddling fishing stocks on the Grand Banks.
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Captain Todd Nicholls
Director Vessel Operations

Captain Nicholls, a Master Mariner since 1989 started his sea going career on cable ships in 1982 with the Canadian Coast Guard. With over thirty years experiences, Captain Nicholls worked with Transport Canada on assignments as Commanding Officer of Cable Repair, search and rescue, marine aids, icebreaking, fisheries enforcement and science research vessels. Departing in 1996, Captain Nicholls continued gaining experience in the subsea telecommunications industry as a freelance project manager involved in the installation of projects such as SEAMEWE, FLAG and other large trans oceanic systems.  Joining IT International Telecom in 2000 as Director of Vessel Operations, Captain Nicholls splits his time on shore, supporting the turnkey marine business and offshore commanding both of IT International Telecom’s cable ships. Throughout his career, Captain Nicholls participated in a great number of repairs, refurbishment and new installations around the world.
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Captain Fred Hamilton
Cable Operations Officer

Captain Fred Hamilton started his sea-going career in 2000 as a deck cadet with the Canadian Coast Guard, and after working on buoy tenders, icebreakers and research vessels, he went into the private sector on a submersible tender and dive support vessel, before joining IT International Telecom in 2008 as second officer/DPO. Since then, Captain Hamilton has progressed through the ranks of chief officer/SDPO, offshore installation manager and master.  Captain Hamilton holds a BA in Nautical Sciences and has a strong background in leadership and management. Being tri-lingual and well traveled, Captain Hamilton is a great asset aboard IT’s vessels trading in foreign ports, and managing multinational crews.  Throughout Captain Hamilton’s career with IT, he has been involved with, and in command of large cable installations, cable system repairs, and offshore construction projects, while continuing to play a key role in vessel management and maintenance. Captain Hamilton also develops plans and procedures to assist with the planning of future projects.
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Mr. Mark MacLean
Manager Marine Route Survey Group

Mr. MacLean has 20 years experience working as a surveyor in both the land and marine industries. After graduating from the Centre of Geographic Sciences in 1998, Mr. MacLean moved into the marine cable industry and was involved in the installation of a number of fiber optic cable systems on behalf of various companies. Since that time, he gained further experience working on subsea positioning and metrology for some of the largest and deepest oil and gas projects in the world. In 2010, Mr. MacLean rejoined the subsea cable industry as Marine Survey Manager for IT International Telecom and initiated the vision of a turnkey marine solution from a single company. Applying his problem solving abilities to survey planning and management, and his visionary development strategy, he has been instrumental in IT’s success at becoming a major player in the specialized field of marine route surveys.
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Mr. Richard Chislett
Manager Splicing and Testing

Mr. Chislett has worked in the submarine cable industry for over thirty four years in various capacities of splicing and testing of coaxial, fiber optical and power cables. He manages cable load requirements for all IT International Telecom ships as well as the cable and equipment storage facilities at the Halifax, Nova Scotia and Campbell River, British Columbia marine depots. Mr. Chislett has sailed on numerous cable ships, with his first being the CS John Cabot which was a Canadian Coast Guard ship stationed out of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Mr. Andrew Waddell
Manager Shore End Operations

Mr. Waddell has over eighteen years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Waddell’s multifaceted experience in the industry covers construction and installation of inside plant infrastructure, site surveys, overland construction, main lay and repair operations, subsea cable splicing using both Universal Joint and Universal Quick Joint technology, beach splicing, management of diver operations, shallow water cable lay and burial, design and construction of shallow water cable protection, management of multinational cable landing operations, technical responses to RFQ/RFP and technical support for feasibility studies. Mr. Waddell’s well rounded experience has been an integral part of IT International Telecom’s operations since 1998.
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Mr. Dan Lundrigan
Manager Marine Maintenance 

Mr. Lundrigan has 35 years experience in the submarine cable industry. Coming from a Marine Electrical background, Mr. Lundrigan went directly into the marine cable industry in the jointing and transmission testing department. In 1996 Mr. Lundrigan joined IT International Telecom in a variety of roles, both ashore and onboard cable vessels involving terminal installations, transmission testing, splicing, owners representation and onsite management of local contractors. In 2000, Mr. Lundrigan entered the sales department focusing mainly on South American markets for both marine cable installation/repair and vessel charter opportunities. In 2004 Mr. Lundrigan formed Sentinel Maintenance, the Marine Cable Maintenance Division of IT International Telecom. This division has grown, provided healthy revenue for the organization and continues to be the preferred option for many cable owners seeking a maintenance solution for their cable systems.