40 Under 40 Honorees Announced For IMX 2022

The Waterways Journal  is announcing the recipients of the 2022 IMX 40 Under 40 Awards.

Now in its fifth year, the IMX 40 Under 40 Award recognizes young professionals for their hard work and dedication to the inland marine industry. The award is presented to 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions to the inland marine transportation industry in a variety of fields.

The awards will be presented at a special recognition ceremony May 25 during the Inland Marine Expo, presented by The Waterways Journal  in St. Louis, Mo. During the same ceremony, the IMX Achievement Award will be presented to Cherrie Felder, vice president of Channel Shipyard Companies and a longtime industry leader. Felder will be the ninth IMX Achievement Award recipient, and she will be introduced by Frank Morton, founder of Turn Services.

40 Under 40 Honorees

This year’s 40 Under 40 honorees are:

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Matt Schapker, Abco Industrial vice president.

Chris Bourgeois, American Commercial Barge Line vessel planning and repair manager.

Alexandra Huff, American Commercial Barge Line director, treasury.

David Hughes, Arcosa Marine Components director of operations.

Joseph Meerman, ARTCo commercial manager, Gulf.

Zach Oswalt, ARTCo fleet supervisor.

Lance Eads, Associated Marine Service director of safety and security.

Curtis Blank, Associated Terminals director of maintenance and engineering.

Merritt Parsons, Associated Terminals director of human capital development.

Adam Binsfeld, Brennan Marine Inc. president.

Nathaniel Hough, Campbell Transportation Company Inc. director-vessel operations.

Kristen Stojakovich, Campbell Transportation Company Inc. senior manager of logistics.

Nick Nassar, Colby Service & Supply president.

James Gauthreaux, Cooper Consolidated director of maintenance.

Mark DiStefano, Ingram Barge Company manager liquids allocation.

Jake England, J.F. Brennan Company vessel maintenance technician.

Karl Senner, Karl Senner LLC president.

Norabel Matamoros, Kirby Offshore Marine account manager.

Andrew Ritchie, Marine Solutions Inc. project manager.

Zach Usselton, Marine Solutions Inc. senior project engineer.

Troy Bernier, Maritime Partners LLC analyst.

Jack Nash, Maritime Partners LLC analyst.

Rick Martin, Marquette Transportation vice president, open hopper barge freight.

Ryan Peters, Marquette Transportation director, human resources and crewing.

Kelsie Brien, McDonough Marine Service logistics manager.

Andrew Kimmel, National Maintenance & Repair of Kentucky project engineer.

Spencer Hudson, North American Stevedoring Company (NASCO) operations manager-Chicago Region.

Paul Matthews, Port of South Louisiana executive director.

David Reynolds, PTL Marine president.

Linda Ramos, Quality Turbo customer relations/outside sales.

Genelle Perez-Sandi, Sabine Surveyors Ltd. manager-auditing and special projects.

Rob Wayne, SCF Lewis & Clark Fleeting mechanic.

Michael Gore, Southern Towing Company LLC training manager.

Michael Ditto, Southern Towing Company LLC captain.

Michael Steiner, Steiner Construction Company head superintendent.

Erin Pugh, Tug and Barge Solutions chief experience officer.

Lucian Lott, Turn Services business development/director of logistics.

Jeffrey “Todd” Kimery, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regional maintenance program manager.

Shane Irby, Waterfront Services Company logistics manager.

Jacob Banet, Wepfer Marine Inc. revenue and information technology manager.