Quentin Stewart, Wartsila Defense

Quentin Stewart is currently working for Wartsila focusing on LNG and environmental technologies.  He has worked in the maritime industry as an engineer in the Merchant Marine, an engineer for Wartsila, and as part of the team responsible for exhaust gas after treatment and ballast water disinfection.

Paul J. Roden, Captain USCG (ret)
VP for Washington Operations,
Fairbanks Morse Engine

Since his retirement from the US Coast Guard in July of 2011 Paul Roden has served as Vice President for Washington Operations with the Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME) company.  FME is manufacturer and service provider for many of the US Navy’s and US Coast Guard’s propulsion diesel engines.  From July of 2008 to July of 2011 Captain Roden served as the Coast Guard’s Chief of Naval Engineering, where he was responsible for policy development and budget management in support of sustaining the readiness of all USCG cutters and boats.  His previous assignment was as Commanding Officer of the USCG Engineering Logistics Center (ELC). Over his 28 year career Captain Roden served various naval engineering positions on shore and at sea. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Science in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  Captain Roden has been an active member of engineering professional societies during his entire career and he is registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Michigan.


Peter Noble, Conoco Philips

Peter Noble is a naval architect and offshore engineer with a wide range of expertise and experience in the marine and offshore industries, with a particular focus on Arctic Offshore and Maritime activities His career has included positions with ship and offshore design consultants, with marine and offshore research and development companies, with major classification societies and most recently with ConocoPhillips, the international oil company.

In his current position, Peter is involved with a number of Arctic projects in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia. Peter is also actively involved in FLNG and FPSO projects world wide and in technology developments for deep-water exploration and production.

Before joining ConocoPhillips Marine in 2001, Peter worked with The American Bureau of Shipping, ABS, as Vice president of Engineering, providing safety, quality and environmental solutions to offshore, marine and industrial clients; and prior to that worked in the technology and engineering consulting sector with a focus on Offshore and Arctic engineering

Peter has been active in professional marine and offshore engineering community.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, SNAME, New York, and has recently been elected to serve as the president of that society for the 2013-2014 term.

In 2006 Peter was awarded the SNAME, Admiral Jerry Land Medal for "Outstanding Accomplishment in the Marine Field", and in 2009 Peter was recognized by the Board of the Offshore Technology Conference and awarded the OTC Individual Distinguished Achievement Award  “for his contribution to innovative marine vehicle and floating system design and engineering, including LNG vessel design, arctic engineering and icebreaker technology and for his dedication to encouraging and mentoring students and younger professionals.”

Mauro Brattich, General Dynamics NASSCO

Mauro Brattich is a Senior Project Engineer at GD-NASSCO. He has worked in the maritime industry for forty years; He was an engineer in the Merchant Marine, mainly sailing on cruise ships and has a Chief Engineer license from the Italian Coast Guard for steam and diesel plants. His carrier continued as a custom yachts designer and builder and for the last 25 years as a Naval Architect at GD-NASSCO.

His role as a leading engineer for the company’s Business Development as well as his personal interest in green, emerging technologies include R & D in LNG as ship’s cargo and ship’s fuel.

Mauro has a Naval Architecture degree from UC Berkeley, a California Mechanical PE License and has been a member of SNAME since 1985.