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Safety Q&A with Ed Ehler, Regional Operations Manager, PNW Oceans & Harbor, Foss Maritime

Foss Maritime Regional Operations Manager Ed Ehler was nominated for a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award for working directly with customers and crew to make sure progress toward safer operations takes place. “This is not easy, and it is time-consuming,” said

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Safety Q&A with Michael Loomis, Project Manager, Foss Maritime

Foss Maritime Project Manager Michael Loomis is a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award Nominee. He recently oversaw the contract/project management and execution of the final sea voyage of the USS Kitty Hawk under tow by the Michele Foss, a journey spanning

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CITB VP explores new lines of business in Alaska

Michael O’Shea: ‘I’ve really been blessed in my life. My only wish would have been to have my mom along for the ride.’ Not long after Michael O’Shea was born, his mother was diagnosed with cancer. “There was never a

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Thea Foss chef dedicated to preserving SCA, SMA for future generations

For Becky Selengut, the battle to keep the trade schools open is personal. Growing up on the largest lake in New Jersey, Thea Foss Chef Becky Selengut describes her childhood as “sort of Rockwellian.” “We were a half-mile away from

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From oil tankers to tugs and barges

TJC Marine HSQE Manager Capt. Rob McCaughey reflects on his life at sea. Capt. Rob McCaughey’s career path has been as diverse as the ocean on which it was built. He’s worked as a diver. He’s sailed on tankers as

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AmNav GM committed to growth, progress

Ben Ostroff: ‘I believe in giving decision-making power to the people closest to the operation.’ In the weeks following the completion of Ben Ostroff’s first semester at Pitzer College—a top-ranked liberal arts school near Los Angeles where Ostroff was planning

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Hawaii Petroleum president reflects on growing the family business

Kimo Haynes: ‘This pandemic has been the greatest challenge of my career, but I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together.’ It’s been almost two years to the day since Hawaii recorded its first case of coronavirus.

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NorthStar recruiter’s roots in Alaska key to candidate search

Rose Rodriguez: ‘You really have to think like an Alaskan.’ When NorthStar Energy Recruiter Rose Rodriguez has open jobs in Alaska, she doesn’t rely on the usual recruiting platforms to fill them. Instead, she meets potential applicants right where they’re

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Saltchuk SVP, former Foss pres reflects on 40 years in maritime

Paul Stevens: ‘I somehow fell in love with the industry.’ Paul Stevens never imagined a career in the maritime industry. A quintessential “gentle giant,” his imposing presence and breezy charisma belie his quiet Jersey upbringing. “New Jersey was a great

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Trucker celebrates 20-year Carlile career

Tim Rogers’s advice: “Get in where you fit in.” Tim Rogers still remembers when his Army drill sergeant handed him orders to his first duty station: Alaska. “I just sat on the sidewalk and hung my head. Alaska? Are you

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Landscaper-turned-dispatcher found forever home in Sitka, Alaska

Linda Holmes joined Delta Western eight years ago. Delta Western Dispatcher Linda Holmes always thought she’d become a professional landscaper serving the small Puget Sound communities she knew so well, growing up near Seattle. A 2001 commercial fishing season in

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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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