Our team: key personnel
With nearly 40 years of experience under his belt, Andy Aelbers is a leading force in the BC marine scene. A rigger by trade, Andy started work at a number of local shipyards before joining Key Marine Industries. He was invited to Germany to become a certified Liebherr Crane technician. At Key's testing facilities, Andy worked with Transport Canada to establish practical standards for many aspects of the industry, including timber deck lashing test procedures. It was there that he established himself as a top-notch repair superintendent, building a strong and loyal customer base. At his clients' urging, he established A-1 Marine Services in 2004, and he has not looked back ever since. He has grown the business to its current position at the top of the market, always finding new ways to serve his customers. Andy has never lost the personal touch and attention to detail that has been his hallmark throughout his entire career. A tireless worker, his love of fishing and travel is well-known.
Ginny leads the front-office team that enables A-1 to operate in a challenging and ever-changing business. Along with Tara-Rose Wicks, responsibilities range from administration, Human Resources, puchasing, payroll and accounts payable. With deep roots in the BC shipping industry, they understand the complexities of daily operations and the constantly shifting working environment.