Our Directors and Instructors

Quadrant was founded in 1999 by a group of boatyard owner/managers and other recreational marine professionals who began training their own employees in the early 1990’s. Their training program became recognized by the Province of British Columbia, Canada, as the Marine Repair Technician apprenticeship in 1998. The name was changed to Marine Service Technician (MST) in 2011.

Quadrant Directors

Quadrant Directors are active in management of the institute, teaching, and consulting in marine industry trades training and workplace competency assessment.


Current Instructors/Contributors

Quadrant instructors and contributors to our learning resources publications are experts with long-term careers and high level skills in the recreational marine industry.


Past Instructors/Contributors

Quadrant gratefully acknowledges our past instructors contributions to our program materials and the careers of our graduates.

Paul Gibson: MST at Blackline Marine with expertise in high performance composites, rigging and metal fabrication.

Bert Haupt: Wood boat repair and building specialist & Professional woodworking instructor at Belmont Secondary School.

Brent Jacobi: Rigging & Metal Fabrication manager / partner at Blackline Marine Inc. in Sidney.

Geoff Macklin: Owner/Operator Superstition Boatworks, specializing in composites repair and refinishing.