EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Will Roberts
Chief Operating Officer

Will Roberts joined Foss in 2017 as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) where he was responsible for building the customer facing team to support Foss Maritime’s ALWAYS SAFE. ALWAYS READY. company culture. In 2018, Roberts was named Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, he is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the company’s fleet, the full-service Seattle shipyard and the marine engineering and naval architectural services team.

Prior to joining Foss, Roberts served as Senior Vice President, Customer and Services–Americas, for global marine systems and services provider Rolls-Royce. During his tenure at Rolls-Royce, Roberts also served in the roles of Sales Manager U.S. West Coast, Vice President Global Customer Training and Services Development based in Aalesund, Norway, and Chief of Staff to the President of Rolls-Royce Land & Sea in London, UK. Roberts began his career in the U.S. Navy as a qualified Deck and Engineering Officer onboard the U.S.S. Honolulu, a fast attack submarine based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

Roberts graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Ocean Engineering, and holds a Masters of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. Most recently Roberts completed a course of study at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

 
Jeff Horst
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Jeff Horst joined Foss in 2008 and served as Commercial Director for the Foss Harbor Services division; covering ports in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii and Alaska. In 2018, Horst was named Vice President, Sales and Marketing, responsible for leading all customer facing business development teams.

Prior to joining Foss, Horst had a successful 21-year career in logistics and freight forwarding, reaching the position of Vice President of Sales for two of the top global logistics firms.

Originally from Detroit, Horst is a graduate of Western Michigan University.

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