Vitus Marine Adds Three New Team Members
Vitus Energy hired Jessica Pestrikoff as HR Manager, Charlotte Long as Inventory Manager, and Jonathan Bloomquist as Controller.
Pestrikoff has more than twelve years of administrative experience, with eight in HR. She came to Vitus from Chugach Alaska Services where she was the staffing program manager working directly with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to provide contingent staff to support their field operations. She is Alaska born and raised and holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage in marketing and management. She is a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional, as well as a Professional of Human Resources.
Long joined Vitus Energy with twenty-plus years of inventory/sales/accounting experience. Most recently she served as the sales representative for forty Western Alaska villages at JB Gottstein. Her experience will prove beneficial to her current role in which she is responsible to account for the sale of fuel and related products in Alaska. She has two bachelor’s degrees: business and logistics management from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Bloomquist has a masters of accounting, as well as two bachelor’s degrees from Central Washington University. He comes to Vitus from Vigor Marine where he served as the corporate finance manager with more than ten years of experience in Finance.
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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.