Ingram Barge Company announced today that Orrin H. Ingram has been named the new chief executive officer of the company, succeeding Craig Philip who will retire on June 30.

Ingram has been the chairman of Ingram Barge since 1998. He is also president and CEO of the barge company’s parent company, Ingram Industries Inc.

“Craig’s valuable guidance has played an integral part in the success of the barge company during his 28 years with Ingram,” Ingram said. “Craig led the transformation of our marine group, not only in size and profitability but also into a respected leadership position within the inland barge transportation industry.

“His passion for safety and his intense focus on championing our ‘Zero Harm’ initiative – coupled with his foundational work in establishing and convincing the rest of the industry to support the world-class Seaman’s Church training facilities for inland mariners – exemplified his deep concern for the wellbeing of our associates.

“We thank Craig for his many contributions over the years and wish him and Marian the best as they start a new chapter in their lives,” Ingram said.

Ingram is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and began his career in the family business in 1983. He became president and CEO of Ingram Industries in 1999.

He serves on the boards of FirstBank and Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and has been a board member of Ingram Micro Inc. Ingram is chairman of the board of overseers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. He is past chairman of the board of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a past member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

Ingram has been active for many years as a volunteer in a number of other local and national organizations. He is a member of the executive board and the past chairman of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. He is on the board of directors for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and serves as chairman of the Chamber’s Education 2020 Initiative. He also serves on the boards of Alignment Nashville, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Public Education Foundation, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and the Wetlands America Trust Board for Ducks Unlimited.