Seaward Services Inc. | Meet the President
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Bill Annand

President and COO of Seaward Services

Bill was essentially raised in the maritime industry, with over 30 years of diverse marine experience. He began his career as a deckhand with a ferry company his father managed to an island in Northern Lake Michigan and received his first Master’s license at the age of 21. Bill went on to manage marine operations for a fleet of nine dinner cruise vessels operating at various ports on the Great Lakes. He also owned and operated a dinner cruise vessel on the Detroit River.

During Bill’s tenure with HMS he has worked on a variety of projects, including: casino gaming vessels in Missouri and Indiana, ferry development and operations, various consulting contracts and federal government contracts. He has managed the startup of three high-speed car/passenger ferries, including: an 86 meter high-speed car/passenger ferry on Lake Ontario between Rochester, New York and Toronto, Ontario; a 58 meter high-speed car/passenger ferry operation on Lake Michigan between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Muskegon, Michigan; a 107 meter high-speed car/passenger ferry operating in the Hawaiian Islands; and deployment of a 107 meter high-speed car/passenger in Operation Unified Response as part of the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

In 2012 Bill was promoted to president/coo of Seaward Services; acting as chief administrator for multiple projects and sites that makeup HMS Global Maritime’s Government Services Division.