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Kirby Executive Chairman Joseph Pyne to Retire

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April 24, 2018

Houston-based Kirby Corporation has announced the retirement of Joseph Pyne as Executive Chairman after 40 years with the company.

Pyne’s retirement will be effective April 30, 2018. 

Mr. Pyne started his career with Kirby in 1978 and has held numerous executive positions including Chairman of the Board since April 2014, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from January 2014 to April 2014, as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2013 to January 2014 and from April 2010 to April 2011, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to April 2010, Executive Vice President from 1992 to 1995 and as President of Kirby Inland Marine from 1984 to November 1999. He has served the Company as a Director since 1988. He also served in various operating and administrative capacities with Kirby Inland Marine from 1978 to 1984.

“The Board and all Kirby employees would like to thank Mr. Pyne for his service, dedication and leadership during his tenure and look forward to working with him in his new role as Chairman,” the company said.

Kirby Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, is the nation’s largest domestic tank barge operator transporting bulk liquid products throughout the United States’ inland and coastal trades, including the Mississippi River System, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and in Alaska and Hawaii. The company also owns and operates offshore dry-bulk barge and tug units.


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