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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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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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Honoring “the Mother of Tropical”

Mary Kiernan passed away May 10; she recently celebrated 40 years with Tropical Shipping. Tropical Shipping Vessel Analyst Mary Kiernan, dubbed “the Mother of Tropical,” celebrated 40 years with the company on March 18, 2021. She passed away last week

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Voiland exits Saltchuk Board after decade-long tenure

Gene Voiland joined Saltchuk’s Board of Directors in 2011 and was an integral voice in creating the company’s culture and commitment to safety. During Gene Voiland’s decade-long tenure on Saltchuk’s Board of Directors, the company’s revenue nearly doubled. Assets grew

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New tugs making their mark on California

The Jamie Ann, Sarah Avrick, and Leisa Florence are in service in ports along the California coast with the Rachael Allen on the way, their virtual christening a first for Saltchuk Marine More than a year after the delivery of

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NSE environmental compliance specialist finds home in Alaska

Kelly Willett: ‘We’re all more alike than we know; we just have to listen. Once we do that, we’re presented with new ways to connect and be excited about and for the people around us.’ Kelly Willett wears many hats:

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Young Brothers president celebrates first year at the helm

Jay Ana: ‘What will not change is YB’s commitment to this marketplace and the island communities.’ Throughout his career, Jay Ana has stayed true to the values instilled in him by his parents. “My parents made sacrifices and worked extremely

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Pilot turned Delta Western terminal manager focused on community

Mike Denker: “Sometimes we’re not just an essential service; we’re the only service…we’re the sole provider of fuel – for transportation and heat – for the people of Haines.” Delta Western’s Haines Terminal Manager Mike Denker was determined to fly.

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Saltchuk Logistics VP drives Continuous Improvement

Krista Williams on the creation of a new CI Council with leadership participation from every company. To Krista Williams, the gravel roads and endless cornfields of rural Indiana will always feel like home. Raised in a small town, she expressed

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Longtime Foss-ULA liaison celebrates retirement

Bob Pepper retired last month after 30 years with Foss Maritime. Before a long maritime career and recent retirement, when Bob Pepper was growing up in northern Alabama, he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life –

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Carlile terminal manager credits team for safety award nomination

Kevin Sibley: ‘We’ve come a long way in the past seven years.’ Kevin Sibley was working as a night cook when he graduated from high school in 1987. He thought about joining the military, but a buddy of his who

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