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NAC pilot boasts storied aviation background

Robert Fairbanks hails from Kotzebue, where he grew up unloading NAC planes. Pilot Robert Fairbanks joined Northern Air Cargo (NAC) just last year as a 737 First Officer, but his relationship with the iconic Alaskan company – and the whole

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Seaton sends Saltchuk Aviation soaring

After earning its ETOPS certification amid a global pandemic, Saltchuk’s air cargo arm is staying the course toward growth. Betsy Seaton became president and CEO of Saltchuk Aviation in January of 2019, armed with a rich background in corporate strategy

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The Jankovich Company joins NorthStar Energy

‘We decided to join NorthStar because we want to continue to grow,’ said President Tom Jankovich, Jr. of the company his father founded in 1933. Tom Jankovich, Jr. grew up outside of Los Angeles in the coastal community of San

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Forty years of fuel and family

The future looks bright for Alaska Petroleum Distributing – General Manager and second-generation business owner Lisa Sundborg said things changed for the better after joining NorthStar Energy in 2019. Lisa Sundborg has never created a resume, and she’s never filled

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Foss Chief Engineer wins President’s Award for Innovation in Safety

Jack Hagey, Chief Engineer onboard the Stacey Foss, created the “Hagey Handler,” a tool designed to assist deckhands with heavy or frozen lines. Foss Maritime Chief Engineer Jack Hagey is the winner of the 2020 Saltchuk President’s Award for Innovation

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Patrick Leahy, TOTE Services

In the final installment of a nine-part Q&A series, TOTE Services Chief Mate Patrick Leahy answers questions about his life, career, and nomination for this year’s awards. Patrick Leahy, Chief Mate of the UNSN Fast Tempo and USNS Wheeler, refused

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Matthew Jarrett and Bill Lounsbery, Northern Air Cargo

In the eighth of a nine-part Q&A series, NAC Ramp Lead Matthew Jarrett and Cargo Services Supervisor Bill Lounsbery answer questions about their lives, careers, and nominations for this year’s awards. On March 26, 2020, an inattentive former employee threw

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Tim Healey, Northern Aviation Services

In the seventh of a nine-part Q&A series, NAS VP of HR Tim Healey answers questions about his life, career, and a nomination for this year’s awards. No one was prepared for the disruption and change that would come from

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Dustin Case, Aloha Air Cargo

In the sixth of a nine-part Q&A series, Aloha Air Cargo Captain Dustin Case answers questions about his life, career, and a nomination for this year’s awards. Dustin Case always wanted to be a pilot. He joined Aloha Air Cargo

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Leroy Schlecht, Foss Maritime

In the fifth of a nine-part Q&A series, Foss Launch Operator Leroy Schlecht answers questions about his life, career, and nomination for this year’s awards. On Jan. 4, 2020, Foss Maritime Launch Operator Leroy Schlecht participated in a rescue response

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Erika Vega, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico

In the fourth of a nine-part Q&A series, TOTE PR Risk Management Generalist Erika Vega answers questions about her life, career, and nomination for this year’s awards. In 2019, TOTE received its 45001 ISO certification for safety. Erika Vega led

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Dominica Island Manager’s unlikely career a roadmap for women in shipping

Tamara Lowe: ‘My roles involve aligning efforts toward promoting an awareness among young women of the career opportunities available within the Maritime sector with the hope of addressing the under-representation of women in the industry.’ Tamara Lowe grew up on

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Saltchuk Hawaiʻi boosts island professionals to new heights through distance MBA program

Kimo Haynes: ‘These scholarships are an investment in our community.’ In 2008, the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa created a Neighbor Island MBA program through its Shidler College of Business. Redesigned as a stand-alone Distance Learning Executive MBA (EMBA) program

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