Vancouver, Wash., based Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, the largest barge transportation and terminal network on the Columbia-Snake River system, recently added Aaron Degodny as its new Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer.
“Aaron is an extremely accomplished executive who brings to Tidewater a unique skillset and an ability to develop high-value strategies and high-performing teams. His innovative insights will help us grow our core tug and terminaling business, as well as unlock new opportunities,” said Todd Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tidewater Transportation and Terminals.
Degodny will focus on establishing strategic partnerships in new markets, expanding and strengthening client relationships, and extending the regional and global footprint of Tidewater.
“I quickly learned that people are at the heart of this great and dynamic business,” said Degodny. “I am truly fortunate to lead a talented team of highly-capable and passionate individuals who are committed to realizing our ambitious growth strategy while always upholding our customer-centric and safety culture.”
Degodny will have direct oversight and responsibility for Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Public Relations and Media. Additionally, he will help lead Tidewater Environmental Services, and work closely with Island Tug and Barge, a Tidewater subsidiary located in British Columbia. As part of Tidewater’s executive leadership team, Degodny will continue to build on Tidewater’s successes in supply chain solutions, transportation, and logistics.
Prior to joining Tidewater, Degodny was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Great Lakes bulk shipping operator Rand Logistics, Inc.
He also served as Rand’s Chief Commercial Officer, transforming Rand’s commercial, logistics and customer service functions into a best-in-class operation.
Before joining Rand, Degodny spent 20 years at the Canadian National Railway (CN), where he advanced from national account manager to leadership roles in multiple commodities sectors.
A Chicago native, Degodny is a graduate of Iowa State University. He looks forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family.