Volckert R. van Reesema serves as a member of our Advisory Board. Mr. van Reesema brings over 20 years of experience in the transportation and energy sectors, with specialized experience in investing in, operating, and owning companies in the U.S. maritime transportation industry. From 2007 to present, Mr. van Reesema has served as Co-founder and Principal of Mid Ocean Marine LLC, which currently owns VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc., the dry bulk ship owning and operating company with the most modern fleet on the Great Lakes.

MidOcean Marine LLC has owned up to 15 vessels at one time, in wide-ranging maritime sectors such as dry-bulk, tanker, car carrier, heavy-lift and offshore wind vessels. Prior to founding Mid Ocean Marine LLC, from 2004 to 2007, Mr. van Reesema served as Manager at Strong Vessel Operators, a commercial ship owner and operator, where he worked in the Liner Services Department. Mr. van Reesema began his career in 2000 at PepsiCo in their three year management training program focusing on sales, operations and logistics.

Mr. van Reesema sits on the boards of directors of Kerrco, a privately held Oil & Gas company based in Houston, and MarineCo, a privately held holding company with numerous industrial and maritime interests, and is Principal and Investment Committee member of Vareco Holdings. Mr. van Reesema is based in Rowayton, Connecticut, and received his Bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s School of Management in 2000.