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Windstar taps Holland America Group veteran for technical operations

Paul Barrett - three decades of marine engineering and technical operations experience
Windstar Cruises appointed Holland America Group veteran Paul Barrett to vp technical operations, overseeing safety and regulatory compliance, inventory control and purchasing, shipyard projects and refits, as well as the engine department.

Barrett brings more than three decades of marine engineering and technical operations experience, most recently with the Holland America Group. Prior to that he was vp technical operations at Princess Cruises for seven years and held oversight for the line’s 18 vessels deployed worldwide.

A UK native, he began his maritime career as an engineer officer aboard P&O Cruises in 1984.

Barrett completed an Executive Management Leadership Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and holds a master’s degree in business administration from California Coast University. He is a chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists in the UK and a member of the US Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

'We are continuing to build incredible bench strength of industry leading talent in our efforts to be the world's best small ship cruise line,' president John Delaney said. 'We are holding ourselves to a higher standard of operational excellence in everything that we do, which is why we are thrilled to have a consummate professional like Paul join Windstar’s team.'