Todd Busch is to take over as President, Chief Executive Officer and board member at Vancouver, Wash., headquartered Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, effective January 16, 2020.
Busch will succeed Bob Curcio who is retiring and who has served as President and CEO since 2013.
Busch has over three decades of senior and executive leadership experience with Crowley Marine Corporation, last serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager in Jacksonville, Fla.
“We are pleased to select Todd as our new President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors,” commented Michael Lundin, Chairman of Tidewater’s board. “Todd is a proven and seasoned industry veteran.”
Acquired in February last year by an investor group led by Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners, Tidewater was founded in 1932 and has evolved from a barge line, primarily handling wheat, into Tidewater Holdings Inc., a multi-commodity transportation, terminal, and marine construction and repair company serving the transportation needs of the Pacific Northwest.
“Todd possesses a clear understanding of what Tidewater represents as far as a continuing commitment to safety, environmental compliance, and value-added service to our customers and partners,” said Marietta Moshiashvili, Managing Partner and co-founder of Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners.
“Thanks to the entire Tidewater team, the company has a proven and solid platform for continued best in-class performance and service for our customers,” said Busch. “It is very exciting for me to be joining Tidewater. I look forward to continuing the company’s keen focus on operational excellence, safe operations, regulatory compliance, customer service and continued growth.”