Expert Qualifications

This maritime safety and security expert spent 38 years working for the Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service entity, most recently serving as the Director of Marine Services from 1995 until 2013. In this position, he was responsible for vessel safety and security, crew management, and operations oversight. He launched an emergency response system during his tenure and also implemented new safety processes on all vessels. The expert has represented US interests at IMO and the UN on hazardous materials and freight container safety and has played a leadership role with many major industry advocacy and standards making bodies. He earned his B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: NJ
  • B.S., Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Former Chairman, Chamber of Shipping of America
  • Past Executive Committee & Board Member, Baltic and International Maritime Council
  • Former Chairman, ISO Technical Committee 104 (Freight Containers)
  • Former Deputy Chairman, ICHCA's International Safety Panel
  • Former Chairman, MarAd's Ship Operators Cooperative Program
  • Former Member, Society of Naval Engineers Cargo Handling Panel
  • Former Member, U.S. Coast Guard Chemical Industry Advisory Committee
  • Former Chairman, MarAd's Cargo Handling Cooperative Program
  • Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, retired
  • Former, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Former, Manager of Equipment Engineering, Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service
  • Former, Director of Equipment Engineering, Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service
  • Former, Director of Technology and Planning, Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service
  • Former, Director of Quality and Process Improvement, Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service
  • Former, Director of Fleet Repair, Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service
  • Former, Director of Marine Services, Horizon Lines / CSX Lines / Sea-Land Service
  • Current, Maritime Safety & Security Consultant, an Independent Business

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