JUNE 5, 2015 — Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY, has appointed fifth generation Bouchard family member Brendan J. Bouchard as VP of Sales and Operations. The company was started by his great great grandfather, Capt. Fred Bouchard, and passed on down to his great grandfather, Morton S. Bouchard Sr., then to his grandfather Morton S. Bouchard Jr., and then to his father, Morton S. Bouchard III, to whom he will report.
Brendan Bouchard has worked in various capacities throughout the years at Bouchard Transportation. Most recently he has worked in the Operations and Vetting department and has sailed as observer on the M/V Evening Star and Barge No. 250 on the East Coast, and the M/V Barbara Bouchard and Barge No. 240 on the Gulf Coast.
He has a B.S. in Business Management & Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, where during his senior year he was named captain of the lacrosse team, which was ranked third in the USILA Polls and earned All American honors.
"Brendan will bring a new and modern perspective to Bouchard which will allow Bouchard to continue to grow and follow in our founding fathers philosophy of investing profits in more modern equipment to better serve our customers," said Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation. "We look forward to his energy and enthusiasm as we continue to advance our operations, it is extremely gratifying to welcome the fifth generation of Bouchards into the business that my great grandfather established almost 100 years ago."
Bouchard is the nation's largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company. Its 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.