Our core values deliver customer value.

About Us

Genoa Design International has been providing production lofting, detail design and 3D modeling services to shipbuilding and offshore industries around the world since 1995. In that time, we’ve become one of the most sought-after production design firms in the North American shipbuilding market.

With collaboration being the cornerstone of our work, we approach every day with a focus on our core values: Put People First, Create Lasting Relationships, Make a Difference, Own It, Live Well and Never Stand Still. Our customers tell us that our employees’ everyday demonstration of our values sets Genoa apart from our competitors.

With a team of more than 100 designers, engineers, naval architects, administrators and technical support staff dispersed between our three main markets in New Orleans, US; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Genoa provides expertise and dedicated support throughout the shipbuilding process.

A balanced team of young and seasoned professionals provides a range of expertise, while an on-the-ground presence in North America’s key shipbuilding hubs ensures smooth sailing on each and every project.

Leadership Team

Genoa Design International is an employee-owned company governed by a Board of Directors and led by a management team of experienced professionals.

Board of Directors

Leonard Pecore

Founder & Chair of the board


  • Gina Pecore, Director
  • Darren Letto, Director
  • Kyran Pennell, Director
  • Phillip Genge, Director
  • Lee Shinkle, Advisor (external)
  • Gary Gorman, Advisor (external)
  • Cindy Roma, Advisor (external)
  • Glenn Janes, Advisor (external)

Senior Management Team

Gina Pecore

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Kelly

Chief Operating Officer

Jess Chapman

Academy Principal

Phil Genge

Project Manager

Chad Mercer

NSS Program Portfolio Manager

Steve Lawlor

Financial Controller

Darren Letto

Chief Naval Architect

Kyran Pennell

Chief Marine Engineering Systems Designer

Rob Scott

Senior Technical Consultant

Project Delivery Team

Shane Ash

Technical Manager

Rodrigo Horta

Senior Detail Design Manager

Eddy Howard

Project Manager

Sean Morgan

Project Manager

Brian Newhook

Technical Manager

Dean Noseworthy

Detail Design Manager

Corporate Services

Jacqui Coish

Executive Assistant

Colin Corbett

Project Manager

Yvonne Knight

Human Resources Manager

Mark Rideout

Information Technology Manager

Mary Tucker

Logistics & Communication Manager