Leonard is Founder and Corporate Director of Genoa Design International Ltd., formed in 1995. Genoa provides 3D modeling and production engineering to the Shipbuilding and Offshore industries across North America and is a tier one supplier in Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy’s non-combat program. With a current employee base of more than 200, and offices in Newfoundland, New Orleans and Vancouver, the company has experienced 5 times growth since 2012. Genoa is an employee-owned company.
Leonard is active in industry as a member of the Marine Institute of Memorial University’s Industry Advisory Council, a member of the Naval Architecture and Marine Systems Program Advisory Councils, 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 also currently sits on the Board of Directors for LearnSphere and is finishing a two-year term with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI) Board of Directors.
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, a Masters Certificate in Project Management, and is an ICD.D Certified Director.