Maritime Arbitrator, International Maritime Security Advisor and Independent Consultant. Graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point (B.S.) and commissioned Navy Reserve Officer. A Master Mariner, sailed on tankers with Exxon Shipping Company for 14 years, earning an Unlimited Tonnage Master’s License as Chief Officer.
Following his time at sea, he joined Phillips 66 Company (Tosco Corp.) as Vice President of Tosco Pipeline Company overseeing USEC pipeline and marine terminal operations. Retiring from Philips 66 after 20 years, he joined United Metro Energy Corp. as President & COO, and later as Vice Chairman (2013-2018). He led the newly formed NYC based energy co. from a bankruptcy acquisition to become the premier supplier of heating and motor fuels to the NYC metro area. National Maritime Security Advisor (2016-2019). Appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee, tasked with advising the President of the United States, the DHS Secretary, and the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on maritime security issues. Guest lecturer at Boston University, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, St. John’s University and Monmouth University on Maritime Logistics and Security. Gave the keynote address and presented at various international maritime conferences.
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