John Parrott, chief operating officer at Foss Maritime Company, has been named president of the company effective Aug. 1. The company’s current president and CEO, Paul Stevens, will retain the title of CEO through the end of 2016. Stevens will then move to Foss' parent company, Saltchuk, to serve as senior vice president and managing director.
Parrott joined Foss as COO in January, transitioning from sister company TOTE Maritime. He has more than 28 years of maritime experience both at sea and ashore, Foss said in a statement announcing the changes.
"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. I'm honored to be part of this iconic company."
"I'm happy to turn over the company to someone with an extensive maritime background and who has 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 and will support Saltchuk's growth activities.
"Paul has led Foss through an incredible period of growth and has served as an adept leader within our company for more than 13 years," said Tim Engle, president of Saltchuk. "We are grateful that we will continue to have Paul's leadership and expertise serving the entire Saltchuk family of companies."