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Wed, Jun 01


Glen Acres Golf and Country Club

Lunch & Learn - Chris Rye / Tote Maritime

We have had a late change in the speaker. Paul Gallagher/Foss has to be on the East Coast for a business event. However, we are fortunate to have secured Chris Rye, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, TOTE Maritime Alaska. TOTE is a sister company to Foss and so we will still be in the same marketplace.

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Lunch & Learn - Chris Rye / Tote Maritime
Lunch & Learn - Chris Rye / Tote Maritime

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2022, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Glen Acres Golf and Country Club, 1000 S 112th St, Seattle, WA 98168, USA

About the Event

About Chris Rye


As Vice President of Operations for TOTE Maritime Alaska, Chris Rye is responsible for the safe and successful operations of TOTE’s two cargo ships, delivering twice-weekly, reliable service between Tacoma, WA and Anchorage, AK. He sets strategic plans to ensure that TOTE’s safety, customer experience, continuous improvement, and employee engagement goals are met, while overseeing projects such as the LNG conversion of the ORCA Class vessels.

Prior to joining TOTE Maritime Alaska, Chris was a Project Manager for General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego working on the construction of the world’s first LNG powered container ships, the Marlin Class. After delivery he moved to Florida in 2015 to manage the vessels as Port Engineer for TOTE Services.

He transitioned to TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in 2017 as Director of Operations and oversaw the operations at the Jacksonville, FL terminal before moving to Washington to lead the Alaska team as VP of Operations. Chris is a US Merchant Marine Academy graduate and received his MBA from the University of Florida. Currently, Chris lives in Gig Harbor, WA with his wife and two girls.

About the Transportation Club of Seattle

The Transportation Club of Seattle has been at the center of the Seattle area transportation community for over 108 years. Founded in 1910, the club was formed to encourage the study by members of transportation issues; promote closer business relationships, promote the welfare of its membership as well as to sponsor educational programs and discussions pertaining to traffic and transportation matters. The club holds monthly lunch and learn meetings throughout the year, provides an annual golf tournament and supports the Salvation Army through its annual holiday auction. The Transportation Club of Seattle is a member of the Logistics & Transportation Association of North America.

We are looking forward to connecting with the community!

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