Johnston, Executive VP Intern’l Shipholding

Friday, May 08, 2009

Peter M. Johnston has been promoted to executive vice president of International Shipholding Corporation.  The announcement was made by Erik L. Johnsen, president of the company.

Johnston, whose appointment is effective immediately, is a 1977 graduate of SUNY Maritime College.  He is a veteran of many years in the offshore industry and rose to the rank of port captain for American Overseas Marine.  Johnston joined International Shipholding Corporation in 1991 as director of operations with responsibility for the Waterman’s Defense Department Contracting Program.  He was promoted to vice president in 1995, assuming responsibility for all vessels owned or operated by International Shipholding Corporation.

Making the announcement, Johnsen said, “We are indeed fortunate to have Peter in our organization.  He is an integral part of our past success, and he will continue to be a great asset to us in the future.”

International Shipholding Corporation (NYSE: ISH), through its subsidiaries, operates a diversified fleet of U.S. and foreign flag vessels that provide international and domestic maritime transportation services to commercial and governmental customers primarily under medium to long-term charters and contracts.


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