TOTE CEO Anthony Chiarello to Retire

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The Chief Executive Officer of U.S. shipping company TOTE Inc. has announced he will retire this summer after 8 years at the role and 39 years in the maritime industry.

“As I look ahead to my 63rd birthday later this year, it is time for me to spend more time with my family and loved ones. I am blessed with a large family and many beautiful grandchildren, and I look forward to adjusting the priorities in my life,” said Chiarello.

The company’s parent, Saltchuk, will make an announcement regarding Chiarello’s successor in due course, the company said.

anthony chiarello tote“We thank Anthony for his many years at the helm of TOTE,” said Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of Saltchuk, TOTE’s parent company. “Anthony has had a distinguished maritime career and under his capable leadership, TOTE Maritime has grown to be one of the best shipping companies in the industry. We wish Anthony much happiness in his retirement.”

Chiarello started his career in stevedoring in the Port of New York before working his way up to Deputy Administrator of the Maryland Port Administration. He then spent 16 years with the Maersk where he eventually served as President of Maersk Logistics USA. Prior to joining TOTE in 2010, Chiarello was also COO and EVP of NYK Logistics (Americas).

Chiarello is the recipient of many awards including the prestigious AOTOS award as well as being named a White House Champion of Change during the Obama Administration for his work bringing LNG to the maritime industry. He has also served on boards at Northeastern University and at his alma mater Villanova University.