Chris Mack Jr. named COO of Foss Maritime

Chris Mack Jr. named COO of Foss Maritime

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July 20, 2022

Chris Mack Jr. has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Foss Maritime. As COO, Mack is responsible for all harbor services activities of Foss Maritime focused on delivering operational excellence including safety, efficient operations, service delivery, technical management, organizational well-being, including engagement and development. Mack will oversee Marine Assurance, HR and labor, Fleet Engineering and Foss’ regional management teams in Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii.

Mack joined Foss Maritime in 2005 as an Able-Seaman in the Ocean Fleet. He held several deck positions before moving to shoreside in 2011. He has held several shoreside positions over the last 11 years including Port Captain, Project Manager, Director of Operations and most recently, General Manager of the Pacific Northwest Region. “I come from a family full of mariners and I am humbled to be in a position to support our mariners at Foss,” said Mack. “I look forward to continuing the legacy of Foss being Always Safe, Always Ready while providing a premier service to our customers,” Mack added.

Mack was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington where he attended Stadium High School. He graduated from California Maritime Academy in 2005. He resides in Tacoma with his wife and three children.


Founded in 1889, Seattle-based Foss Maritime offers a complete range of maritime services and project management to customers across the Pacific Rim, Europe, South America and around the globe. Foss has one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the American West Coast. The company has harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports, including the Columbia and Snake River system, Hawaii and Alaska. Foss offers worldwide marine transportation, emphasizing safety, environmental responsibility and high-quality service. See for more information.


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