Bouchard Transportation names new VP of sales

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, proudly announces the appointment of Brendan J. Bouchard as VP of Sales and Operations, firmly establishing the fifth generation of the Bouchard family. Bouchard Transportation Co Inc was started by Brendan J. Bouchard’s great great grandfather, Capt. Fred Bouchard, and passed on down to his great grandfather, Morton S. Bouchard Sr., then to his grandfather Morton S. Bouchard Jr., and then to his father, Morton S. Bouchard III, to whom Brendan will report.

Brendan has worked in various capacities throughout the years at Bouchard Transportation. Most recently within the Operations and Vetting department as well as sailing as observer on the M/V Evening Star and Barge No. 250 on the East Coast, and the M/V Barbara Bouchard and Barge No. 240 on the Gulf Coast.

Brendan J. Bouchard has a BS in Business Management & Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he also excelled athletically. During his senior year he was named captain of the lacrosse team, which was ranked 3rd in the USILA POLLS and earned All American honors.

“Brendan will bring a new and modern perspective to Bouchard which will allow Bouchard to continue to grow and follow in our founding fathers philosophy of investing profits in more modern equipment to better serve our customers,” said Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., “we look forward to his energy and enthusiasm as we continue to advance our operations, it is extremely gratifying to welcome the fifth generation of Bouchards into the business that my great grandfather established almost 100 years ago.”

About Bouchard Transportation Co.
Bouchard Transportation’s history dates back to its incorporation in 1918 by founder, Capt. Fred Bouchard, the youngest tugboat captain in the Port of New York. Bouchard is a family owned business and the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company. The company’s areas of operation span all four coasts of the United States: East, Gulf, West and Great Lakes. The fleet consists of 25 barges ranging from 25,000 to 252,000 barrels and 21 tugs ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 horsepower. To learn more about Bouchard Transportation Co.,
Inc. visit: http://www.bouchardtransport.com

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