John Adams has an extensive background in the shipping industry, specializing in Marine HR and Industrial Relations, and has previously held senior management positions with two leading Shipping Companies - as well as a period as an independent Consultant. John joined Teekay in August 1988 - spending 10 years as Personnel
Director of a TK joint venture company, and in May 1998 he was appointed Managing Director of Teekay Shipping Glasgow, which is now Teekay's main marine operations hub.
John led a first in the industry with SCOPE, Teekay's competence management system, which is accredited by DNV, SIGTTO, and INTERTANKO (TOTS). He is responsible for long-range planning as well as future growth and diversification strategies.