Corporate Structure

Milton G. Nottingham, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

The Chairman of the Board of our firms is an alumnus of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and is well known as one of the most respected and influential leaders of the maritime industry. He has served on the Maritime Advisory Committee of the U.S. Maritime Administration. His extensive experience and negotiating skills have earned him a reputation as a formidable representative of his clients' interests. Mr. Nottingham has been a ship chartering broker and maritime consultant for over 45 years. He is also a recognized maritime arbitrator, presently very actively involved in this endeavor.

Mariano Echevarria
President and CEO

The President and Chief Executive Officer was born in Cuba, educated in public accounting and has a Ph.D. in Economics with post graduate studies in cost accounting at Columbia University. Prior to leaving Cuba in 1959, he was Director of Price Administration of the Ministry of Commerce and a member of the faculty at the University of Villanova, Havana, Cuba. His understanding and knowledge of international trade and finance gives him a perspective of the ocean transportation industry not readily available to those with a more limited background in transportation.

Stephen P. Druhot
Executive Vice President

The Executive Vice President of our firms has been in management positions in the transportation industry for more than 33 years, the last 18 of which have been spent in the commodity procurement and ship/air chartering business. During the early part of his career, his activities were directed in worldwide chartering for one of the largest maritime shipping companies in the United States. Mr. Druhot is also responsible for liaison with policy making managers of United States Government agencies and embassy representatives. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

James Redman
Vice President for Operations

The Vice President for Operations has over seventeen years experience in maritime operations, chartering and commodity procurement. This experience includes procurement of commodities especially bulk grains and fuel oil, ocean freight chartering of dry cargo and liquid tonnage, interface with U.S. governmental agencies, foreign embassies, commodity suppliers and the vessel owners on U.S. Government financed humanitarian food and energy aid, and commercial business. Mr. Redman is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Technical Staff

Our senior management is supported by a staff of transportation specialists such as operations clerks, communications personnel, market analysts, liaison personnel, and licensed merchant marine officers. This staff of operating professionals handle the ongoing operation of our firms in a smooth and efficient manner.