Executive Management Team
President & CEO
Bob Curcio assumed the position of President & CEO of Tidewater Holdings, Inc. in June 2013. Prior to joining Tidewater, Bob was the Senior Vice President, Subsea Systems Capital Projects for GE Oil & Gas. For two years prior to this, Bob managed the P&L for the +1Bil Subsea Systems business, which included the execution of large EPC contracts for subsea trees, manifolds, connection systems, control systems, flow assurance, subsea power distribution and subsea processing.
Prior to GE Oil & Gas, Bob was an officer of NATCO since May 1998. In 2008, he was named Executive Vice President-Integrated Engineered Solutions and Corporate Technology. He served in various management roles such as; Sr. Vice President, Gas Products Segment and Corporate Technology and Sr. Vice president Technology where he was responsible for building a portfolio of technologies through identifying and executing technology-focused acquisitions, managing internal research and developments, and third party licensing. Prior to joining NATCO, Mr. Curcio spent 20 years at Exxon Corporation and its affiliates, holding various positions in marketing, corporate development and M&A, engineering and manufacturing management.
At Tidewater, Bob is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company, and helping to ensure the company's goal of maintaining operational excellence and incident free operations. Bob will be instrumental in expanding and positioning the company for continued success by focusing on business growth through strategic planning and business development opportunities.
Mr. Curcio received his undergraduate at the University of Connecticut in Chemical and Material Sciences Engineering. He completed his MPT program at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, in Houston. During his career, he has held various directing roles or as a member of GPA, SPE, AIChE, and NPRA.
Myron Reising was named Chief Financial Officer of Tidewater Holdings, Inc. in June 2013. As a member of Tidewater’s Executive Management Team, Mr. Reising will actively participate in developing the company’s long-range strategic objectives.
Myron brings more than 17 years of finance experience to Tidewater. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning for MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. in St. Peters, Missouri. Prior to MEMC , he held several executive leadership positions at SunEdison LLC and HD Supply, Inc. Earlier in his career, Myron was Vice President of Finance & Business Development at Industriaplex, Inc. He started his career with the General Electric Company.
At Tidewater, Myron is responsible for the areas of accounting, finance, information technology, insurance, and risk management. His focus is on providing operational metrics to ensure Tidewater continues to provide world class service to customers and assisting the company with its business development goals.
Mr. Reising has bachelor degrees in Accounting & Management from Purdue University.
VP & COO
Bruce Reed was named Tidewater’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2011. He oversees the company's tug and barge operations and is also a member of Tidewater’s executive management team.
Bruce joined Tidewater with over 30 years experience in the marine industry. His most recent position was as GM of Northwest Harbor Services for Foss Maritime in Seattle, WA. During his career he also held the positions of VP of Operations, in charge of all Foss’ tug and barge fleet, and VP of Marine Transportation. During his tenure as VP of Operations, he led the implementation and certification of Foss’ Safety Management and Quality Compliance systems. He was also the lead on contract negotiations with the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Masters Mates and Pilots, Seamen’s Union of the Pacific and Marine Engineer Beneficial Association. He was a trustee of the Inlandboatmen’s Union pension and health care trusts for many years.
At Tidewater, Bruce is responsible for the operations, maintenance, and dispatch departments, in addition to providing managerial oversight for a vessel crew of over 115 employees. Bruce has been a key advisor on the dispatch automation system project and his expertise was instrumental in guiding the company's labor relations activities, resulting in the successful renegotiation of two labor contracts. Bruce has formed excellent relationships with employees and continues to focus on promoting attention to operating in accordance with the company’s mission and values, with a particular emphasis on safety and incident free operations.
Bruce has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lewis & Clark College and has been active in numerous industry organizations.
VP Business Development & Terminals
Andy Stephens was named Tidewater's VP of Business Development & Terminals in October 2011. He is a member of the executive management team and responsible for strategic planning and company-wide business development activities, along with oversight of Tidewater's terminal operations.
Andy has cultivated his expertise in management and business development throughout his 18 years of experience in the marine industry. Before coming to Tidewater, he held a variety of senior management positions at Foss Maritime in Seattle, WA, the most recent being VP of Planning & Business Development. His responsibilities included strategic and tactical planning, and identifying and developing new business opportunities, including acquisitions.
At Tidewater, Andy provides managerial oversight to the business development department and terminal company operations and spearheads business development initiatives that are consistent with Tidewater's overall strategy, mission and values. He has recently been focused on pursuing coal barging opportunities and expanded utilization of terminal assets. Andy continues to stay on top of industry trends and develop relationships with potential new external partners with the goal of creating new business opportunities for Tidewater.
Andy has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance & Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
William H. (Bill) Collins
Director of Environmental, Health, Safety and Security
Bill Collins was named Tidewater’s Director of EHS&S in April 2012. Bill oversees the company’s environmental, health, safety, security and quality programs and is also a member of Tidewater's senior management team.
Bill brings 18 years of experience managing regulatory compliance to Tidewater. Prior to joining Tidewater, Bill managed compliance for ConocoPhillips' petroleum storage/distribution terminals and pipeline facilities in Oregon and Washington. He has also held the position of senior scientist/compliance specialist with several earth and environmental consulting firms in the Pacific Northwest. His experience includes multi-media environmental compliance and reporting, auditing EHS policies, procedures and regulations, and supporting operations through permitting marine structure construction and repair, maintenance dredging, and pipeline installations and reroutes.
At Tidewater, the EHS&S department is the steward of the company’s strategic goal of incident free operations, and to this end, Bill has focused his group toward implementing a behavioral-based safety management system, developing a Comprehensive Management System to manage the company’s policies and procedures, developing an electronic task-based compliance management system to ensure regulatory compliance, and compiling and tracking a list of EHS&S key performance indicators for evaluating continuous improvement.
Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University and Master of Science degrees from the University of Florida and the University of New Orleans emphasizing geophysics and hydrogeology. He is also a licensed geologist/hydrogeologist in Washington, Oregon, and Florida.
Achieving our goals starts with a firm foundation, and we believe that our employees really do make the difference. Tidewater employs over 200 full-time personnel. Our staff encompasses a wide variety of areas in both the maritime and terminal business, including administrative, operations, maintenance, safety/environmental, finance, human resources, and vessel crews.
We are proud of our team of talented, dedicated and skilled employees. Many of our employees have over 20 years of employment experience within our company. This record of extraordinary tenure is a testament to our dedication toward our customers, each other and our company's guiding principles of operation.
Tidewater is proud to carry on its long standing commitment to charitable giving and non-profit support. In addition to our corporate charitable giving program, Tidewater has an employee matching program that is designed to acknowledge and support our employees’ commitment to charitable giving and helps their donations make an even bigger impact to the non-profits that are important to them.
Tidewater's giving program has supported several organizations in our community including:
- American Red Cross of SW Washington
- Clark County Parks Foundation
- Clark County Skills Center
- Columbia River Maritime Museum
- Columbia Springs Environmental Center
- Fort Vancouver National Historical Trust
- Innovative Services of Clark County
- Loaves & Fishes
- Open House Family Shelter
- Oregon Maritime Museum
- Susan Komen Race for the Cure
- Vancouver Rotary Foundation
- Virginia Mason Foundation