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Ingram Barge Company Names O’Loughlin President, COO

David O'Loughlin
David O’Loughlin

Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, Tenn., announced January 3 that David O’Loughlin has been named the company’s new president and chief operating officer, effective January 1.

“Dave is primed for this role,” said Orrin H. Ingram II, Ingram Barge Company chairman and CEO. “He has dedicated his life to the marine industry, beginning his career as a deckhand while he was in college. In his more than 30 years at Ingram, he’s made his impact felt day in and day out and proven consistently over many years that he’s up to the task.”

Most recently, O’Loughlin has been Ingram’s senior vice president for vessel operations and customer service. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Belmont University in Nashville.

He succeeds P.B. “Kaj” Shah, who will retire after almost 30 years at Ingram. Shah has served as president and chief operating officer since 2009. He will continue to serve the company in an advisory role.

“Kaj’s leadership has been indispensable over the years, first in his former role as vice president of customer service and then as president and chief operating officer of our business,” O’Loughlin said. “Kaj set a high bar, and I will always appreciate the progression of the company and the stage that’s been set under his leadership. We will now build on Kaj’s legacy as we continue as a leading provider of reliable marine transport services.”

Ingram Barge Company is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc., which is one of America’s largest privately held companies.

Ingram Marine Group includes two primary operating units: Ingram Barge Company and Custom Fuel Services. Ingram Barge Company operates a fleet of approximately 150 towboats and 5,000 barges that transport aggregates, grain, fertilizer, coal, ores, alloys, steel products, chemicals, and other products. Custom Fuel Services operates 11 floating fueling stations on the Mississippi and Ohio river systems and provides marine fuels, lubricants, and other miscellaneous services to towboats, barges, stevedoring rigs, and ships. In addition, Ingram operates a ship anchorage in Louisiana.