Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Foss, TOTE Maritime Alaska Name New Execs

By Mark Edward Nero

TOTE Maritime Alaska announced Dec. 8 that Michael Noone will assume the role of president of the company on Jan. 1, 2016. He takes the place of John Parrott, who is joining TOTE’s sister company, Foss Maritime, as its Chief Operating Officer.

“We thank John Parrott for his many contributions, accomplishments and leadership for TOTE Maritime Alaska,” said TOTE President & CEO Anthony Chiarello. “We wish him well in his new role at Foss and look forward to TOTE’s continued success under Mike’s capable leadership.”

Parrott was TOTE Maritime Alaska president for the past six years. He began at TOTE Maritime in 1992 as the Chief Mate of the SS Northern Lights, and in 1994 he came ashore, and later became the General Manager for Sea Star Stevedore, which manages the loading, discharge and terminal operations for TOTE Maritime.

In 2002, Parrott returned to TOTE Maritime as the Alaska General Manager, where he was later promoted to Vice President/GM, then VP of Commercial before being named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska in 2009.

In his new role as Foss’ COO, Parrott will be responsible for overseeing key operating divisions, developing and delivering on strategic plans, and optimizing day-to-day operations through implementation of best practices throughout the organization.

Noone joined TOTE Maritime Alaska as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013, and brought with him 28 years of experience in the shipping and logistics field. As COO, he has been responsible for creating strategic and operating plans for sales, pricing and operations for the company.