Friday, February 8, 2019

New Matson VP

By Karen Robes Meeks

Branton B. "Bal" Dreyfus has been appointed Matson’s vice president, Alaska, and will report directly to Chairman and CEO Matt Cox, the company announced on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Dreyfus, who will replace Kenny Gill, will be tasked with overseeing all of Matson’s operations in Alaska, including terminal operations, customer service, sales and financial performance of Matson’s terminals in Anchorage, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor.

Before starting as Matson’s general manager, Sales Mainland in 1993, Dreyfus spent six years working for Sea-Land in Guam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Tacoma, Wash.

Within a year, Dreyfus became Area Manager, Northern California, then Vice President/Area Manager, Southern California in 1995. He later was named Vice President/Area Manager Hawaii, a role he fulfilled from 1998 to 2001. He then served as president of Matson Logistics Solutions (2001–2004); Vice President, West Coast Terminals and Vehicle Operations from 2005 to 2017; and most recently, as Vice President Equipment and Purchasing.

"We're building on more than 50 years of experience serving Alaska with some of the most knowledgeable people in our industry," Cox said. "Adding Bal to this team brings more than 30 years of management experience in all facets of ocean shipping – including his years with SeaLand, the company that established the Alaska history we're building on today."