Ocean Transportation -Americas Operations & Global Technical Manager @ Cargill
Master of Business Administration - MBA @
A professional mariner with comprehensive experience in directing maritime operations through strategic planning and effective management of staff and budgets. Strategic thinker adept in developing and launching strategies that make operations more efficient, improving profit margins. Launch programs and strategies that improve performance. Team builder, capable of implementing best practices and motivating staff to peak performance while
A professional mariner with comprehensive experience in directing maritime operations through strategic planning and effective management of staff and budgets. Strategic thinker adept in developing and launching strategies that make operations more efficient, improving profit margins. Launch programs and strategies that improve performance. Team builder, capable of implementing best practices and motivating staff to peak performance while directing staff and cross-functional teams. Creative leader with proven strengths in P&L management and turnaround operations. Excel in managing stakeholder communications and expectations.
Ocean Transportation -Americas Operations Manager @ Cargill Energy, Transportation and Metals transparently manages global commodity supply chains for its customers. It offers a unique combination of physical and financial expertise to develop physical and financial solutions in the natural gas, power, coal, petroleum, petrochemicals, ferrous, base metals and ocean freight markets. As both a consumer and a supplier Cargill ETM combines practical experience and in-depth analysis of global commodity markets to generate and apply the insights which benefit its customers. By acting responsibly and thinking innovatively, Cargill ETM helps its customers to focus on their core activities and meet their growth objectives. Cargill ETM employs over 1,000 people with regional hubs in Europe (Geneva), the Americas (Minneapolis, Houston, New Jersey, Sao Paulo), Asia (Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai) and Africa (Johannesburg). From November 2013 to Present (2 years 2 months) Strategic Sealift Officer @ Strategic Sealift Officers are professional mariners serving in the Navy as subject matter experts on marine logistics. We contribute to the fighting force by specializing in the port operations and transfers of a variety of cargo types, including liquid bulk, containers, roll on/ roll off, and break bulk cargo. From 1997 to Present (18 years) Deputy Commercial Operations Manager @ Overseas Shipholding Group is a diversified, customer-focused, crude oil and petroleum product transportation company that owns and operates a diverse fleet of over 100 vessels aggregating 13.2 million deadweight tons that transports crude oil, petroleum products and gas throughout the world. From 2008 to 2012 (4 years) Ship Operator @ Managed a dynamic and highly complex fleet of vessel trading around the globe for one of the premier chemical tanker operators in the world. In this position I facilitated communication across the spectrum of maritime operations from foreign port authorities to vessel captains with the ultimate goal of maximizing cargo lifts, optimizing vessel utilization and yielding higher profits. From 2006 to 2008 (2 years) Tactical Officer / Adjunct Faculty @ Responsible for the administration of non-academic student life and for fostering a regimental and disciplinary environment for the 900+ students which comprise the Regiment of Midshipmen. The academic and regimental curriculum forges the world’s finest professional mariners upon graduation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. From 2003 to 2006 (3 years) Senior Officer US Merchant Marine- Master, Unlimited Tonnage Any Oceans @ Actively sailed for for six and half years aboard merchant marine vessels as a senior officer and intermittently while working at the US Merchant Marine Academy (2003-2006) . Responsibilities included leading a crew of talented mariners in daily operation across various types of vessels & cargoes; to include dry bulk, roll on / roll off, container, break bulk, crude & parcel tankers.
Currently maintains an active US Coast Guard license of Master, unlimited tonnage any oceans and all relevant Standard Training Codes of Watchkeeping (STCW) credentialing. From 1997 to 2004 (7 years) Ocean Lifeguard @ From 1992 to 2002 (10 years)
Master’s Degree, Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies @ The United States Army War College From 2015 to 2017 MBA, Management, Magna Cum Laude @ Molloy College From 2004 to 2006 Bachelor’s Degree, Marine Transportation @ United States Merchant Marine Academy From 1993 to 1997 Rob Hughes is skilled in: Maritime, Maritime Operations, Shipping, Ports, Transportation, Navy, Navigation, Logistics, ISM, International Shipping, Inspection, Ships, Maritime Security, Petroleum, Freight
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