Following an intense search, Nautilus International Holding Corp has appointed Robert Owens to succeed James Callahan as president and CEO.
Callahan is to remain as chairman.
Owens will oversee all functions of the various Nautilus brands, including Metro Ports, Metro Cruise Services, Metro Shore Services, Metro Events, Terminal Security Solutions and other operating companies.
“I am thrilled to have Bob succeed me as president and CEO of Nautilus,” Callahan said. “He brings an outstanding reputation as a highly skilled, personable executive of the highest integrity with a significant breadth of maritime experience spanning multiple decades, including critical skills in operational expertise, complex negotiations, financial acumen, strategic planning, business development, technology and automation platforms, and relationship building. Bob clearly possesses the experience, reputation and passion to lead the growth strategy at Nautilus.”
Owens joins Nautilus after following three decades in the maritime and intermodal sector for various companies, including Marine Terminals Corp, Ports America, Mi-Jack Products, TraPac and Total Terminals International.
“I am very excited to be joining a company with the history, success and integrity of Nautilus. I’m looking forward to building on the successful legacy and foundation that Jim and his teams have created through the years,” Owens said.