Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Foss Maritime Names New President

By Mark Edward Nero

Seattle-based Foss Maritime Co. announced June 17 that Chief Operating Officer John Parrott will take over the role of company president, assuming responsibility for day-to-day operations as of Aug. 1.

Parrott came to Foss as COO in January 2016 from sister company TOTE Maritime. He takes the helm of the company with over 28 years of maritime experience, both at sea and ashore.

“Foss is an incredibly dynamic company,” Parrott said. “We are building on more than 125 years of safe, innovative service, and we have an exciting road ahead.”

Current President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Stevens is expected to remain CEO of Foss through 2016 and then move to Foss parent company Saltchuk to serve as Senior Vice President and Managing Director.

“I’m happy to turn over the company to someone that not only has an extensive maritime background, but has also earned the respect of our owner group at Saltchuk through his contributions at TOTE Maritime,” Stevens said.

In his new role at Saltchuk, Stevens will support various strategic initiatives currently underway and will help support Saltchuk’s growth activities, the company said.

“Paul has led Foss through an incredible period of growth and has served as a capable leader within our company for more than 13 years,” Saltchuk President Tim Engle said. “We are grateful that we will continue to have Paul’s leadership and expertise serving the entire Saltchuk family of companies.”