Anthony J. Odak

ANTHONY J. ODAK has been the Chief Operating Officer at John W. Stone Oil Distributor LLC., in Gretna, LA since 2008.  Mr. Odak obtained his BS degree in Marine Systems Engineering and USCG Unlimited HP Engineering License, from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1996, years later obtaining his 1600 ton USCG Masters License while in the industry, and then received his MBA in Finance from Tulane University in 2006. Mr. Odak oversee the operations of Stone Oil’s inland fleet (17 boats, 49 barges), offshore fleet (5 units), and 15 docks and terminals located throughout the lower Mississippi river, Intracoastal Waterway, and Gulf of Mexico. He also serves as the company’s Director of Business Development. Over the years his professional background has included marine surveyor for the American Bureau of Shipping, Owner of Holly Marine Towing, and Territory Manager for ExxonMobil with specialization in marine lubricants and marine Fuels. Mr. Odak has written and presented widely on various aspects of marine fuel and is an expert witness in various cases related to the subjects. He is a participating member of the USCG CTAC and TSAC committees and has co-chaired multiple IMO and USCG Subcommittees related to LNG as a Marine Fuel, and LNG Bunkering, as well as Traditional Marine Bunkering, Midstreaming and SIMOPS. Most recently he has accepted several Board of Advisors positions with IBIA, US DOE USCG Marine Sector of Excellence.  

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