Today the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) named Mr. John D. “Jack” Noonan, CEO of Chembulk Tankers, Commodore for the year 2017.
Mr. Noonan follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2017 Commodore Award will be presented on March 22, 2017 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
The Award is given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry.
Chembulk Tankers’ CEO Jack Noonan joined the company in April 2007, originally serving as COO. He was promoted to President after the acquisition of Chembulk by Berlian Laju Tanker (BLT) in December 2007 and subsequently to CEO of the BLT Chembulk Group in November 2010. He was actively involved in the restructuring of Chembulk Tanker parent BLT, spearheading the business-related initiatives of the process from January 2012 until its conclusion in November 2015.
Jack is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Following graduation, he sailed for six years as a Deck Officer with the US Flag tanker fleet of Texaco ultimately advancing his USCG license to Chief Mate. He has 30+ years’ experience in the chemical tanker business, having served in operations and chartering positions with chemical tanker owner Stolt-Nielsen and ship brokerage firm Sound Tanker Chartering (now SPI Marine). He also served as Vice President of Clipper Group’s Copenhagen Tankers and subsequently President of Clipper Tankers USA, a position he held until he joined Chembulk. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and of the North American Committees of DNV GL and ClassNK. With the exception of his years at sea, his entire maritime career has been spent in Connecticut, throughout which he has been a member of the CMA.
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