Totem Resources Appoints New Board Members
Totem Resources Corporation (TRC) recently announced that Morris Thompson, president and CEO of Fairbanks, Alaska-based Doyon, Ltd., and Ev Trout, retired vice president of Sales and Operations for TRC's Seattle subsidiary Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE), will serve on the company's board of directors. In the past, Mr. Thompson served as special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior during the Nixon Administration, and as director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Juneau area office. He is also a past vice president of Northwest Alaska Pipeline Company.
Mr. Trout served in the U.S. Navy where he was the officer in charge of the last PT boat in naval service. He worked in heavy haul trucking as a corporate consultant and part owner before joining TOTE as a marketing representative in 1976. He has served as chairman of the Maritime Committee of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and currently chairs the Odyssey Contemporary Maritime Museum capital campaign.
TRC was founded in 1982 by a group of Northwest investors who acquired Alaskan shipping company TOTE from Sun Co. TOTE operates three RoRo cargoships exclusively in the Alaskan trade between Tacoma and Anchorage.