Leonard is Founder and Chair of the Board of Genoa Design International Ltd. He currently works in business operations as Chief Business Development Officer. Leonard formed Genoa Design International in 1995.
Genoa provides 3D modeling and production engineering to the Shipbuilding and Offshore industries across North America and is a tier one partner in Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy’s non-combat program. With a current employee base of almost 100, and offices in Newfoundland, New Orleans and Vancouver, the company has experienced 5X growth since 2012 and anticipates doubling again by 2020. Genoa is owned by a team of nine employee shareholders, with Pecore Holdings as majority shareholder.
Leonard is active in industry as a member of the Marine Institute of Memorial University’s Industry Advisory Council, a member of the Genesis Centre Selection Committee, a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Leonard has experience as a member of the Oceans Advance Board of Directors, and Program Advisory Council member for both the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Systems Design programs at Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Leonard graduated from Acadia University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts and joined the Canadian Military as a Naval Officer in 1987 where he completed 10 years service. He also possesses a Diploma of Technology in Naval Architecture from the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, a Masters Certificate in Project Management, and will receive certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors – Directors Education Program in March 2018.