"The expansion of our management team reflects the accelerated pace of growth across the organization," says Harley Marine Services CEO Harley Franco. "Don and Steve represent our ongoing commitment to our customers, employees, and investors to ensure Harley Marine's recent and projected growth is supported by a team of seasoned executives. We expect to do big things in the coming years and we're building a world class team to support those activities."
Prior to joining Harley Marine Services (HMS),Martin (shown at right) was the Vice President and General Counsel for Delta Western and Hawaii Petroleum, where he oversaw all aspects of safety, risk management and regulatory compliance for the fuel distribution companies. Previously, he served as the Director of U.S.-flag shipping for ConocoPhillips and held positions with Crowley Maritime Corporation, Exxon Shipping Company, and Olympic Tug & Barge, a subsidiary of HMS. He has a combination of hands-on marine experience including positions from Second Officer through Captain and commercial and legal experience in shore side senior management positions. He attended the University of Washington, California Maritime Academy, and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Puget Sound.
Carlson joins HMS from Alaska Marine Lines (AML), where he served as General Manager of Marine Engineering. Prior to joining AML, he was with with Kvichak Marine and the U.S. Coast Guard. Carlson retired from the Coast Guard at the rank of Captain, after 24 years of service, with his last assignment being Chief of the Office of Naval Engineering where he oversaw engineering and logistics support to the entire Coast Guard fleet of over 230 ships and 1,500 boats. He has advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Michigan, an executive development program certificate from the University of Washington, and a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
OCTOBER 8, 2015—Seattle-based tug and barge owner Harley Marine Services has strengthened its management team with the addition of Don Martin as Vice President and General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering.