MARCH 4, 2014 — Bouchard Transportation, Melville, NY, America's largest independently owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, Bouchard Transportation, has promoted Captain Robert W. Glas to Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs.
Captain Glas will interact with regulatory committees and trade organizations on behalf of Bouchard Transportation Co, Inc., reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, Michael S. Brady.
"Captain Glas is a true professional in our industry, and I am delighted that his expertise will continue contributing to our company's success in his new role," said Mr. Brady.
Captain Glas has been with Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. for a total of 22 years and most recently has served as the company's Director of Compliance. His previous company experience includes 16 years in the fleet as a Captain operating on the East and West Coasts as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean; he was also the Fleet Port Captain for five years.
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 independent-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, including the current building of the 4,000 horsepower ATB tug M/V Denise A. Bouchard.