President and CEO
Capt. Anthony Patterson is the President and CEO of Virtual Marine, a maritime simulation company headquartered in St. John’s. Virtual Marine has customers in over 11 countries and is a key supplier in the offshore oil & gas and defence industries. While at Virtual Marine, Capt. Patterson has pioneered the use of autonomous simulation and the company is the first in the world to receive certification for autonomous simulators placed at the worksite. Prior to joining Virtual Marine, Anthony was an officer in the Canadian Coast Guard and the Director of the Centre for Marine Simulation at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. An innovator at heart, Capt. Patterson spearheaded the introduction of computerized search planning for Maritime Search and Rescue and launched the harsh environment simulation program at Memorial University.