Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) announced the promotion of John D. Parrott to company president. Parrott replaces TOTE’s former president, Bill Deaver, who had been with the company since March 2002.
John initially worked for TOTE beginning in1992 as First Officer of the S.S. Northern Lights. He was present throughout the shipyard conversion of that vessel, including the addition of a ninety-foot mid-body section, until it was brought into service in 1993. He then served as the General Manager for Sea Star Stevedoring, which manages the loading, discharge and terminal operations for TOTE. In 1996, John joined Sea-Land as a Marine Superintendent. Parrott joined TOTE’s management team in June 2002 as the Alaska General Manager of TOTE’s Alaska Division and was promoted in 2004 to the position of Vice President/General Manager. He has served as Vice President, Commercial since July 2006.
John grew up in Seattle. He is a licensed master in the U.S. Merchant Marine, having sailed for ten years on numerous trade routes aboard a wide range of vessels. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. in 1986, and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Seattle University in 2001. He holds a commission in the U.S. Naval Reserve. John currently lives in Tacoma.