TOTE Group Announces Changes to Company Leadership
TOTE Maritime Alaska, whose cargo ships MV Midnight Sun and MV North Star make regular rounds from Tacoma to Anchorage, has a new President. Alex Hofeling is being promoted from the position of vice president and general manager as part of other leadership changes.
The president of the company’s Caribbean counterpart, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, is becoming Chief Operating Officer for the parent company of both, TOTE Group. Replacing Mike Noone as TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s president is Kevin D. Kendrick, who served as chief commercial officer for TOTE Group since 2012.
Noone’s COO position is new for TOTE Group, according to president & CEO Tim Nolan. “Mike’s proven track record as an executive and his thirty years’ experience in shipping and logistics make him a significant asset as we continually look for ways to grow our organization and to drive value for our customers,” Nolan says.
Hofeling’s role as president of TOTE Maritime Alaska is also a new position in the organization. The title becomes official effective November 29.
Nolan says, “Alex joined the TOTE organization as a regional sales manager and has rapidly worked his way up through increasing roles of responsibility at TOTE Maritime Alaska… Alex has been the face of TOTE in Alaska, working closely with our customers, communities, and others to help demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the Last Frontier.”
Hofeling joined TOTE Maritime Alaska in 2013 and became vice president and general manager in 2019, working closely with the Port of Alaska, vendor partners, customers, and the community to ensure that TOTE continues to offer reliable, best-in-class service.
As president working out of the Tacoma office, his responsibilities encompass the entirety of operations for TOTE Maritime Alaska.
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