(Houston, Texas) Gulf Marine Contractors (GMC) is proud to announce the appointment of Peter Finstad as the company's new Executive Vice President. Mr. Finstad's focus will be expanding GMC's logistics services to the offshore energy industry and providing commercial and operations management services to independent vessel owners and charterers.
"Peter has a wealth of knowledge and experience that we can't wait to tap into," says Clark Buffam, Chief Operating Officer at GMC. "As a business mentor of mine, Peter has been an integral part of developing this organization, and I eagerly anticipate this new chapter of work together."
Mr. Finstad is an expert in brokering, marketing, and sales with over 40 years of experience in the maritime industry. Originally hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Finstad began his career working offshore in the North Sea in 1973. After moving back to the United States, he held several prestigious positions over the years, including Vice President at Louisiana International Marine. Most recently, Mr. Finstad worked as the Director of Marketing at Aries Marine Corporation.
"I've really enjoyed watching GMC grow and observing the direction of the company over the years," says Mr. Finstad. "I'm excited to be a part of this company not only because they embrace innovation, but because they value developing technology in the industry. It will be great to be a part of it all."
Mr. Finstad currently resides in Luling, Louisiana. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, sons, and two grandchildren. He also enjoys completing home projects, refurbishing furniture, cooking, and riding his bike.