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Charlotte Long was hired as Inventory Manager. Long has over twenty-five years of experience in Logistics and Inventory Management, with twelve years in the Alaska fuel industry. Long came to Vitus from JB Gottstein where she was the sales representative and handled their logistics for the bypass system. She has a proven track record for increased profit margin and increased sales as well as extensive experience in logistics and inventory Management. Mrs. Long has bachelors’ in business management and global logistics management from UAA.
James Ochoa has been promoted to Asset Manager where he is responsible for the procurement, logistics, and management of the company’s assets, as well as general asset compliance. Ochoa began his career in the oil and gas industry in 2014. He conducted data and asset analysis for multiple sites and rigs throughout California. Ochoa’s joined the Vitus Energy team 2016 as an Operations Support Specialist. He was responsible for organizing, coordinating and administering support for Marine Operations. He provided ground support and logistics for multiple projects and operations across the state of Alaska.
Douglas Peoples was hired as Facilities Manager. Peoples comes to Vitus Energy with over twenty-five years of experience in Facilities Management. Prior to Vitus Energy, Peoples worked for Liquor Stores North where he managed over twenty facilities and oversaw the renovation of five stores where he was responsible to direct crews of subcontractors and direct hire maintenance workers. Peoples worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a QC Management and Safety Professional and was an OSHA 30 trainer for five years.
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Cliff Brown joins the firm as Senior Retail Manager. Brown has over twenty years of high-level management experience. He possesses strong planning, organizational development, office technology, and general management qualifications. Prior to Vitus Energy, Brown was a Regional Field Trainer & Recruiter and a District Manager for Holiday Station stores, where he supported management in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures. Brown has a doctorate of business administration from Northcentral University, a master’s in business management, and a bachelor’s in management from National American University.
Brady Borum joins as Senior Shoreside Manager for Central Alaska. Borum came to Alaska with the United States Air Force where he worked as an Aircraft Fuel Systems Technician in 2005. After multiple assignments and worldwide deployments, he honorably separated from the Air Force and began working as a CDL driver for a local distributor of petroleum products and lubricants in Alaska. While there, Borum completed his bachelor’s in business management from Wayland Baptist University. Throughout Borum’s ten year employment with the petroleum distributor he experienced progressive career growth. Before joining the Vitus Energy team, he was the director of fuel marketing and operation for the road system in Alaska where he was responsible for issues related to supply, logistics, trucking, business development, and marketing while working with a spectrum of customers from across the state.
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Alaska Problems Require Alaska Solutions
On January 16, a fire destroyed the water plant and washeteria in the southwest Alaska village of Tuluksak. For the village of about 350 people, it was a devastating blow. The water plant was the only source of drinking water in the village, in which the primarily Yup’ik residents lack indoor plumbing and rely on honey buckets, not uncommon in the flat, swampy region.