Jack O'Connell

Senior Editor

Jack Oconnell

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In 2006 Jack retired from Seabulk International, where he was Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. He previously worked for 20 years at W.R. Grace & Co., where he was Director of Public Affairs and chief speechwriter for J. Peter Grace.

Executive Achievement: Alfonso Castillero, COO, Liberian Registry

Published May 26, 2022 9:40 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

Having previously run the world’s largest ship registry – Panama – Alfonso Castillero came to the Liberian Regis...

Executive Achievement: Rodger Rees, Port Director, Galveston Wharves

Published Mar 15, 2022 1:50 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Ports

Tell us about yourself – your background and education.     I graduated from East Tennessee State University wit...

Profile: John Kozel, President, SIMS Pump Valve Company

Published Dec 26, 2021 4:23 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

In a market dominated by China, this 101-year-old U.S. company stands out. Its pumps, impellers and pump parts don’t corrode...

Low Profile

Published Sep 27, 2021 10:58 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

When Ralph Ellison wrote Invisible Man back in 1952, he might as well have been talking about the shipping industry. In describing...

Christian Demere, President & CEO, Colonial Group

Published Sep 26, 2021 10:37 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

Congratulations on your appointment as President & CEO last December! Were you groomed from the beginning to someday take over...

Interview: Antony DSouza, EVP & Regional Manager, DNV

Published Jun 6, 2021 1:29 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

A true global manager, DSouza heads DNV’s fast-growing Maritime Americas operation. He says curiosity and engagement are the...

Cooking With Gas

Published May 28, 2021 9:51 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

UPGRADES & DOWNGRADES: Cooking With Gas In a sign of the times, propane has overtaken diesel as the U.S.’s leading...

Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Founder & Owner, Total Marine Solutions

Published Mar 8, 2021 8:15 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

Twenty years ago, Anagnostis-Irons saw an opportunity to help companies meet their expanding environmental compliance requirements...

Profile: Jens Meier, Chairman of the Hamburg Port Authority

Published Jan 10, 2021 12:44 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Ports

In tthis profile for The Maritime Executive Magazine, the head of Europe’s third-largest port discusses the impact of the co...

Profile: Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder & CEO, Synergy Group

Published Sep 28, 2020 12:08 AM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

Tell us about yourself – your background and education.  I hail from the southern state of India – Kerala. My...

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