Friday, May 19, 2017

Foss Maritime Hires New Vice President

By Mark Edward Nero

Foss Maritime has brought on Grant Johnson as the company’s new Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE), the company announced May 15. Johnson will be responsible for overseeing, growing and strengthening HSQE performance in support of Foss’ culture of safety.

Johnson comes to Foss from TechnipFMC, a Houston-based international energy services provider, where he served in various capacities including Director of Worldwide Fleet Management, Asset Technical Director, and most recently as manager of the company’s contract with Texas-based Marine Well Containment Co.

Before joining TechnipFMC, Johnson held various positions with BP’s Alaskan, Shipping and US Gulf of Mexico businesses. He began his career working as a US Coast Guard licensed engineering officer aboard commercial, military sealift and government vessels in domestic and international trade.

“We were impressed by Grant’s keen personal interest in providing improved safety for people and the environment, as evident in his work throughout the maritime industry,” Foss President and CEO John Parrott explained in a statement. “His experience, expertise and working knowledge are just what we need.”

Johnson is also an active participant in industry committees and working groups, including currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the Coast Guard’s National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and previously serving as Co-Chair of the Offshore Operators Committee’s Marine Transportation and Security Committee.

He graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, holds an MBA from Rice University, and served 20 years in the US Navy Reserve, achieving the rank of commander.