Monday, December 21, 2009

TOTE Names Parrott as New President

Jones Act carrier Totem Ocean Trailer Express has named John Parrott as president of the firm, replacing outgoing president Bill Deaver, who had been serving in the president's role since early 2002.

Parrott, who has served as vice president of TOTE's commercial division since 2006, rejoined TOTE in 2002 as the Alaska general manager after an earlier stint wit the firm in the late 1990s.

TOTE, which is privately owned by the American Shipping Group holding company, operates Jones Act roll-on/roll-off cargo vessels between the ports of Tacoma, Wash., and Anchorage, Alaska. The ASG family of businesses comprises the blue water domestic and military support shipping businesses of Saltchuk Resources. These businesses include TOTE, Sea Star Line, and Interocean American Shipping.

Deaver's departure is the second major staff loss for the ASG family in less than a month. ASG chair and CEO Bob Magee, a 23-year veteran of the firm, passed away on Nov. 30.