Bouchard appoints VP Maintenance, Repairs and New Construction

Scott Schlueter Scott Schlueter

DECEMBER 17, 2018 — Scott Schlueter has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY, as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs and New Construction. In this role hewill oversee the day-to-day operation of Bouchard's Maintenance and Repairs department. His primary responsibilities will include managing all fleet maintenance and repair activities, regulatory shipyard periods, fleet enhancements, and new construction projects.

Mr. Schlueter is a licensed engineer with over twenty years of experience working in the maritime industry. After starting his career as a chief engineer, he soon began managing maintenance and repair departments, vessel operations, and terminal operations for key companies within the industry.

He has a practical and analytical knowledge of marine engineering and his operational expertise gained from working with oil terminals, refinery operations and dry bulk terminal operations has fostered many strong relationships with customers, vendors, naval architects, vessel officers, and shore-side operations.

"It is our pleasure to welcome Scott to the business," said President and CEO, Mr. Morton S. Bouchard III. "Scott's extensive knowledge and expertise within the Maintenance and Repair field will yield a laser focus around our maintenance and repair policies and procedures. Our goal is to ensure that our fleet is always operating at the safest and most optimal level possible, and Scott's guidance and leadership will help us achieve these goals."

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.'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 America's largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company. The company's areas of operation span throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The fleet consists of 26 barges, ranging from 35,000 to 260,000 barrels, and 25 tugs, ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 horsepower

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