Trailer Bridge, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: TRBR) today announced it has appointed Scott W. Fernandez as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Fernandez will be responsible for the Company’s sales and marketing efforts effective immediately, and be based out of the Company’s headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. He replaces Adam E. Gawrysh, Jr. who will leave the Company effective May 27, 2011.
Mr. Fernandez joins Trailer Bridge after a 24-year tenure with Horizon Lines LLC, where he most recently served as Vice President, Eastern Region & Puerto Rico Sales. In that capacity, he had management responsibility for Horizon’s core refrigerated and dry liner business in 37 states and the Puerto Rico-based sales teams, comprising a group of sales professionals that accounted for approximately one-third of this company’s annual transportation revenues.
Scott Fernandez began his career in 1982 sailing as a Deck Officer with Sun Oil Company. He joined Sea-Land Service, Inc. in 1987 and advanced into several leadership positions in both operations and sales. In 1999, Mr. Fernandez broadened his experience with sales and business development roles at supply chain solutions firm BridgePoint, Inc., a technology subsidiary of CSX. He returned to Horizon Lines LLC in 2001 as General Manager, Eastern Region Sales. In 2006, he was promoted to Project Manager, directing a company-wide process improvement initiative, followed by a promotion in 2008 to Vice President Coastwise Shipping/General Manager Eastern Region Sales. In 2010, Mr. Fernandez became Vice President, Eastern Region and Puerto Rico Sales. Mr. Fernandez holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler and a Master of Business Administration from Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University.
Ivy Suter, Trailer Bridge’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are excited to have Scott join the Trailer Bridge team. His experience and knowledge of the Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic markets, as well as his skills in process management, will be invaluable to Trailer Bridge. Scott’s appointment is a continuation of our efforts to build an impressive group of industry-savvy executives to grow Trailer Bridge’s position in our markets.”
Source: Trailer Bridge