Kirby names new CFO

Written by Marine Log Staff
Raj Kumar

Raj Kumar

Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) reports that Raj Kumar will be joining the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer in November 2021. He will succeed Bill Harvey, who previously announced his intention to retire and will stay on until his retirement date in early 2022 as executive vice president, to ensure an orderly transition.

Kumar, 48, is currently at Dril-Quip, Inc., a global oil field equipment manufacturer, where he is vice president and chief financial officer. He joined Dril-Quip in 2017 as vice president and treasurer and was named to his present role in 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Deakin University in Australia and a MBA from Columbia University in New York City.

“I am pleased to welcome Raj to our leadership team,” said David Grzebinski, Kirby Corporation’s president and chief executive officer. “His deep and extensive experience in leading financial functions, as well as driving operational changes, will make an immediate impact and help position Kirby Corporation for the future. I am confident Raj will provide strong leadership and is an excellent addition to the Kirby team.”

“On behalf of our board of directors and the Kirby management team, I thank Bill for his contributions throughout his tenure at Kirby,” said Grzebinski. “In his time as CFO, Bill’s guidance has been especially critical as he helped lead our key acquisitions. I thank Bill for his dedication to Kirby and his support for a thoughtful transition, and I wish him the best in this next chapter of his life.”

Kirby Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, is America’s largest domestic tank barge operator transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along all three U.S. coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii.

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