Energy Services Safety Expert Joins Foss Maritime
Industry veteran to lead company’s HSQE initiatives
SEATTLE, May 15, 2017 – Foss Maritime announced today that Grant Johnson has joined the company as Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE). Johnson will be responsible for overseeing, growing and strengthening HSQE performance in support of Foss’ culture of safety.
Johnson arrives at Foss from TechnipFMC, an international energy services provider, where he served in various capacities including Director of Worldwide Fleet Management, Asset Technical Director, and most recently as manager of TechnipFMC’s contract with Marine Well Containment Company. Before joining TechnipFMC, Johnson held various positions with BP’s Alaskan, Shipping and U.S. Gulf of Mexico businesses, and began his career working as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed engineering officer aboard commercial, military sealift and government vessels in domestic and international trade.
“We were impressed by Grant’s keen personal interest in providing improved safety for people and the environment, as evident in his work throughout the maritime industry,” says John Parrott, President and CEO of Foss Maritime. “His experience, expertise and working knowledge are just what we need to continue to build on our promise and reputation for being ‘Always Safe. Always Ready.’”
Johnson is an active participant in industry committees and working groups, including currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the Coast Guard’s National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and previously serving as Co-Chairman of the Offshore Operators Committee’s Marine Transportation and Security Committee. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, holds an MBA from Rice University, and served 20 years in the US Navy Reserve achieving the Rank of Commander.
ABOUT FOSS MARITIME
Founded in 1889, Seattle-based Foss Maritime offers a complete range of maritime services and project management to customers across the Pacific Rim, Europe, South America and around the globe. Foss has one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the American West Coast. The company has harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports, including the Columbia and Snake River system, Hawaii and Alaska. Foss operates two shipyards and offers worldwide marine transportation, emphasizing safety, environmental responsibility and high-quality service. See www.foss.com for more information.