Michael Noone | President
Mike brings more than 28 years of experience in shipping and logistics to TOTE Maritime. Most recently Mike served as executive vice-president and chief operating officer for Yusen Logistics Americas, where he was responsible for leading the strategic direction, execution and bottom line results for the company’s six business units.
A graduate in Business Administration from Wagner College, Mike was certified by two of the nation’s top executive programs in Logistics; Smeal College of Business Administration at Penn State University, and the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He also earned certifications in Advance Management from INSEAD and Strategic Planning and Implementation from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. In addition, Mike is a Steering Committee Member at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).
Grace Greene | Vice President & Alaska General Manager
Grace brings over 13 years of professional experience managing a wide range of activities from complex oil and gas exploration logistics, aviation operations and safety in remote Arctic Alaska, to business development and consulting. Most recently, Grace was responsible for leading all aviation logistics operations in the Alaska Venture for the Shell Exploration and Production Company.
Grace received her bachelor’s degree in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot and Aircraft Commander. During her service she held various leadership roles in Operations and Logistics as well as Director of Safety and Standardization.
Bill Crawford | Vice President of Sales & Marketing
As Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Bill is responsible for creating and implementing strategic plans for the sales and marketing teams and ensuring financial performance objectives for the organization are achieved.
Bill brings over 19 years of experience in the shipping and LTL industries to TOTE Maritime. Bill started his career at TOTE Maritime in Anchorage, Alaska in 2003 as an Account Executive covering vehicles, LTL, reefers and construction segments. He then was promoted to Special Projects & Logistics Manager, Lower 48 Sales Manager, National Sales Executive, Director of Sales and most recently Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Prior to joining TOTE Maritime he held various sales and management positions at Roadway Express.
Bill is a graduate of Washington State University and received degrees in Business Administration and English Literature. He also has received advanced certifications from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business in Fundamentals of Effective Sales Management and University of California Davis in Post-Harvest Technology.
Gene Gerrard | Vice President of Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources, Gene is responsible for the development of HR policies, practices and programs to make sure they support our business strategy, shared values and culture. Previously, he was the top HR leader at SeaBright Holdings, Inc. He has also served as Vice President at Drake Beam Morin, Inc., a worldwide provider of human resources services for recruitment, training, organizational development and change management.
Gene brings over 25 years of HR leadership experience, having worked extensively in human resources throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Gene received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Gonzaga University and has done graduate work in business administration at Eastern Washington University. He is a long time member of the HR Executive Forum and the Society for Human Resources Management.
Patty Ludden | Safety, Loss Prevention and Quality Director
As Safety, Loss Prevention and Quality Director, Patty is responsible for the safe operation of our terminals and for providing injury-free offices. She ensures our customers receive their cargo and equipment in the condition it was tendered and also maintains our ISO certifications in Quality, Environmental and Safety. She is responsible for leading internal audits and implementing corrective and preventive actions to improve our processes.
Patty began her career at TOTE Maritime in September of 1977. She has held a variety of positions in Pricing, Finance and Operations throughout her tenure.
Patty graduated from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business with a Master Degree in 2008. She attended Leadership Training sponsored by Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber and is a member of the Propeller Club.