Hawaiian Tug & Barge and Young Brothers, Ltd. announced the appointment of Mark Houghton as Vice President of Maritime Operations. He succeeds Mark Cohen who moved to the mainland. Houghton is responsible for overseeing the maritime operations of both companies.
Houghton was formerly Director of Marine Transportation Sales for Foss Maritime Company
in Seattle, Washington, a sister company to HTB/YB. During his 11-year stint with Foss, he also served as an assistant port engineer and Cominco Red Dog Mine (Alaska) manager-lighterage operations. Prior to joining Foss, Mr. Houghton was a chief engineer and assistant port engineer for Crowley Maritime and maritime department manager for Sunmar Shipping.
He is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Houghton earned an MBA degree from City University in Bellevue, Washington in 1996.
"We are pleased to welcome Mark to our team," said Glenn Hong, President of Young Brothers, Ltd./Hawaiian Tug & Barge. "He brings a wealth of administrative and technical experience to the position, which will be key to ensuring efficient, quality service of our maritime operations."