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Operations Manager / Port Captain; Chief, Liner Activities


Uniquely-qualified maritime professional with over fifteen years in the maritime industry with a set of core competencies that include: analytical problem solving; logistical coordination; senior management leadership with national oversight; client relations and negotiation skills supplemented with a state-of-the-art Master’s Degree in International Maritime Transportation.

Experienced in vessel operations, chartering, national client sales and account service, risk assessment / management, project management, new business sector development, team leadership and executive-level presentations. Seeking to leverage prior experience into new challenges and opportunities in a maritime related business.


2004 – 2005: Bulkamerica Corporation, Operations Manager. As Operations Manager:

* Providing all pre and post-fixture operations for 15 to 20 vessels transporting dry bulk cargoes worldwide.

* Liaise with brokers, sub-charterers, operators, agents, and masters worldwide to provide continuous support as needed.

* Solve operational emergencies on a daily basis.

*Provide logistics and strategically planned solutions in order to maximize cargoes transported while reducing cost expenditure.

1995- 2004: National Cargo Bureau, Inc. Chief, Liner Activities. As corporate Oficer and director of all Liner (containerized) port activity:

* Negotiate and administer service contracts for all Liner Activities nationwide.

* Administer all Liner Activities and related technical matters between 18 port offices domestically.

* Create procedures and policies for field applications in accordance with domestic and international regulatory codes (CFR, SOLAS, IMDG, etc.)

* Liaise between US Coast Guard and other Competent Authorities with respect to regulatory revisions, interpretations, and internal distribution.

* Act as public source of expertise with respect to shipboard cargo operations, hazardous materials and other technical issues.

* Serve as US delegate to the DSC Subcommittee at IMO.

* Serve on the USCG CTAC Subcommittee.

* Serve as expert witness in various maritime proceedings in Federal jurisdiction.

* Conduct investigations, surveys and inquiries as Competent Authority on behalf of the US Coast Guard and other flag state interests.

* Publish technical articles for trade magazines and other periodicals.

1990 – 1995: ILM, AMO Meba District II, US Great Lakes Merchant Fleet. As First Class Pilot and 3rd through 1st Mate Unlimited Tonnage:

* Devise trip and load plans and supervise the safe loading and discharge of multiple dry and liquid bulk cargoes.

* Responsible for all in-house documentary functions relating to cargo, customs entries, payroll, discharge, etc.

* Act as Federal Pilot Unlimited Tonnage and pilot vessels in confined waters such as rivers systems, lake passages, lock systems, and harbors.

* Act as direct liaison between the ship and the US Coast Guard during annual inspections, and with outside surveyors during draft, bunker and other surveys.

1983 – 1990: New England Shipwrights, Inc. Proprietor. As owner – operator:

* Directly responsible for all P & L activities for the company.

* Directed all daily production activities for the structural and cosmetic restoration of wooden yachts both sail and power to 130 feet in length.

* Carved ship models and related nautical arts.

* Provide yacht management, deliveries and emergency repairs.

* Purchased and built a charter business from one vessel to seven in four years, owning five sport fishing vessels 38’ to 72’, and two sail 45’ and 87’.

* Captained 87’ Alden schooner.


2004 SUNY Maritime College, Ft. Schuyler, N.Y. Master of Science in International Transportation Management.

2004 SUNY Maritime College, Certificate of training as CSO / SSO under the ISPS Code.

2003 ASBA / SUNY Maritime College, Certificate in Chartering Operations.

2001 Pace University, New York, N.Y. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BBA). Graduated with honors. Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Iota Delta honor society inductee.

1993 Great lakes Maritime College, Traverse City, MI. Associate of Applied Sciences in Maritime Technologies. Graduated second in class. Class president. As a seagoing cadet, 2nd Vice president to the International Shipmasters Association.

1983 Landing Boatshop, Kennebunkport, ME. Certificates of Apprenticeship in Wooden Boatbuilding, and Naval Architect understudy in Yacht Design.


1998 U.S. Coast Guard Master Great Lakes of Steam or Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons; First Class Pilot on vessels of any Gross Tons upon the Great Lakes between Duluth, Gary, Buffalo, North Tonawanda and Cape Vincent. 4th revision issued 2003.

1993 U.S. Coast Guard Third Mate Near Coastal of Steam or Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons; First Class Pilot on vessels of any Gross Tons upon the Great Lakes between Duluth, Gary, Buffalo, North Tonawanda and Cape Vincent.




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