Carnival appoints COO

2017-11-29T11:54:04+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Appointments|

Gus Antorcha has been promoted to Carnival Cruise Line’s (CCL) chief operating officer, reporting to Carnival President Christine Duffy.

Antorcha (pictured) oversees hotel operations, port operations, guest care, shipboard recruiting, travel operations, newbuilds and refurbishments, along with a new shared services function for both the marine and hotel operations groups.

Martin Landtman, CCL’s senior vice president of marine operations will retire in 2018, after seven years of leading Carnival’s marine and new shipbuilding operations.

Landtman will remain in his current role until a successor is appointed, and will stay on to support the transition. A search for his replacement is currently underway.

Carnival also announced a restructuring of Landtman’s organisation, along with several key promotions and a new appointment.

Ben Clement has been promoted to senior vice president, newbuilds, refurbishments and product innovation, reporting to Antorcha. Clement joined CCL in 1997 in the technical services area and progressed through several management positions with increasing responsibility in hotel operations and shipbuilding prior to his current role.

Mark Jackson has been promoted to senior vice president, technical operations. His responsibilities include marine technical operations, cross-brand technical innovation and environmental operations. He currently reports to Landtman.

Norbert Dean will join CCL as vice president, strategic sourcing and supply chain, reporting to Jim Heaney, CFO and senior vice president. Dean has had executive leadership experience in sourcing, supply chain and shared services from travel and consumer brand companies, including the Walt Disney Co, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and the Sony Corp.

“On behalf of everyone at Carnival Cruise Line, I wish to extend our thanks and congratulations to Martin on his well-deserved retirement,” said Duffy. “He has guided Carnival’s marine operations function through tremendous growth and transition, and we are greatly indebted to him.

“I also congratulate Gus on his expanded role and Ben and Mark on the new responsibilities they are taking on with their promotions. Each of them has proven to be an exceptional leader and asset to our company, and we look forward to their continued contributions in their new positions.

“Additionally, we are extremely pleased to have Norbert Dean joining the organisation. His proven track record and strong depth of experience in the sourcing and procurement arena will be of tremendous value in this very important area of our operations,” Duffy added.