Mr. Villemaire is a graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College. He started his career as a ship's officer and served in various parts of the country in a number of shipboard and shore positions. He holds a Canadian Coast Guard Command Certificate and an MBA from Queen's University. He retired from the Canadian Coast Guard in 2007, where he held a number of executive positions including Director General, Fleet, Director General, Maritime Services, and Executive Director of the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Prior to holding these positions, he was Director General, Human Resources for two years with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. This followed a three-year appointment as Director, Early Conflict Resolution Office, a service he established for the Deputy Minister. Mr. Villemaire is currently a management consultant on a part-time basis.
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