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Gary C. Faber

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Foss Maritime Company

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Foss Maritime Company

1151 Fairview Ave N

Seattle, Washington,98119

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1889, Seattle-based Foss Maritime offers a complete range of maritime services and project management to customers across the Pacific Rim, Europe, South America and around the globe. Foss has one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the Ameri...more

Background Information

Employment History

Executive Vice President

Human Resources , Purchasing , Legal and Safety


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Gary Faber
Senior Vice President Gary Faber Gary Faber is an experienced executive with over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry. Gary has extensive experience in marine engineering, vessel operations, salvage and project management. His expertise in successfully handling projects in extreme environments extends from the arctic regions of Alaska and Sakhalin Island, Russia, to the southern extremes of South America and the Caribbean. Gary's credentials include experience with assurance programs such as ISO and ISM as well as in general occupational and safety programs. His accomplishments include recognition for the United Sates Coast Guard Benkert Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection. Previously, he was president of Seacoast Towing, which specializes in coastwise bulk petroleum transportation, and vice president for operations at Crowley Maritime. Gary, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, holds a U. S. Coast Guard Third-Assist Engineer License and has extensive training and certification in the incident command system.


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Gary Faber
Gary Faber, President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Faber, an experienced executive with over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry, assumed the position of president and COO of Foss Maritime Company in October of 2006 after 5 years at the company in a senior leadership position. Gary has extensive experience in marine engineering, vessel operations, salvage and project management. His expertise in successfully handling projects in extreme environments extends from the arctic regions of Alaska and Sakhalin Island, Russia, to the southern extremes of South America and the Caribbean. Gary's credentials include experience with assurance programs such as ISO and ISM as well as in general occupational and safety programs. His accomplishments include recognition for the United States Coast Guard Benkert Award for Excellence in Environmental Protection. Previously, he was president of Seacoast Towing, which specializes in coastwise bulk petroleum transportation, and vice president for operations at Crowley Maritime. Gary, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, holds a U. S. Coast Guard Third-Assist Engineer License and has extensive training and certification in the incident command system.


Pacific Maritime Magazine Online: 9/14/14 - 9/21/14

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Gary Faber, Foss' president of global services, notes that the new unit will be particularly useful in Alaska where energy activity is picking up.
"This barge will further connect us to the shallow draft regions of the Arctic," Faber said. "It allows us to move modules and cargo more safely, almost anywhere in the world, which adds tremendous value to our existing fleet." The new barge's first Foss job is expected to occur in early 2015, when the Seattle company will perform a second sealift of oil and gas infrastructure to Point Thomson on Alaska's North Slope. According to Faber, the barge will likely be towed from South Korea by the first of the three Arctic-class tugs being constructed by the company's Rainier, Oregon yard. "With increased activity on the North Slope we continue to add to our Alaska capabilities," he noted.


Foss: West Coast Icon on Environmental Cutting Edge - Aspin Kemp & Associates

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Foss Maritime's current President and CEO, Gary Faber, is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. "It was one thing for the company to remain focused on its values while the members of the Foss family were running the company," he said.
"Now, when there are no Foss family members involved in the company, it takes a special commitment from the entire leadership team and each of our employees to keep the company's focus on people and the community, and on providing responsive 'always ready' service. No where is Foss Maritime's innovative spirit and commitment to community more apparent then in its environmental initiatives, including it's hybrid harbor craft program, its early switch to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and its business-wide sustainability goals. The Foss Hybrid Approach Foss' commitment to the environment sets the company apart, Faber said. "Now and in the future, we believe the companies best positioned to compete for work will be those with the best environmental and safety records. "I am proud of the hybrid technology we have developed and the fact that we are now in the final stages of developing our second hybrid tug, which is a conversion of a conventional tug to hybrid power. Foss' second hybrid, the Campbell, is undergoing a hybrid retrofit at the company's Rainier Shipyard in Rainier, Ore. The Campbell is headed for the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach, where the first Foss hybrid harbor tug, the Carolyn Dorothy, is also home-ported. The Carolyn Dorothy is a Dolphin class tug and was built as a hybrid "out of the box," Faber said. Having the conventional sister tugs has helped compare apples to apples, as far as the true fuel and emissions reductions realized, Faber said. "We've met or exceeded the original estimates for emissions reductions and fuel savings on the Carolyn Dorothy," he confirmed. Operational results from the pilot hybrid show that the main diesel engines have been used just 1% of the time and the generator engines are used 65 to 85% of the time. Faber said the entire Dolphin class should be retrofitted in five to seven years, "unless demand changes," in which case "we could do it in three years. Retrofitting one vessel takes about two months, depending on how it fits in with other projects going on in the yard. "We look at what every craft does and match the hybrid system to those requirements," he said. "We know exactly what the duty cycle is, the frequency she spends at what band of power. We work backwards and come up with the right sized generator which drives the propulsion unit in hybrid mode." There are three components of the hybrid system: the main engines, the generator engines and the batteries. Having been built from scratch, the Carolyn Dorothy was designed with smaller engines, but the retrofitted tugs will be keeping their larger engines. "The real challenge on the retrofits is finding the extra space for the generator engines and batteries," Faber said. Other Technological Alternatives? "Hybrid technology lends itself to harbor craft with the intermittent cycles," Faber said. But what about other ways to reduce the carbon footprints of work boats? Faber sees LNG for harbor craft as a "very real near-term opportunity," although Foss "went down a different path - the hybrid path. The intermediate solution for ocean towing continues to be new, efficient diesel engine and propulsion technology, according to Faber. "Everywhere we operate, anywhere in the world we can get it, we use ultra-low sulfur diesel," Faber said. "Early on we looked at what the effect would be on the engines," given that sulfur in fuel provides lubrication, but also creates corrosion. Up to this point, he said they've found no impact either way, even though it's still in the experimental phase and it's too soon to tell. Ultimately, Faber said, propulsion technology has to be matched to the service the tug is in and the challenge to overcome is that tugs are often in one service today and another tomorrow. But, "over time, we hope to see this hybrid technology - and other green technologies - become industry norms rather than exceptions." Integrating Sustainability "We have developed milestones, some specific and some aspirational, that we believe will result in a sustainable business model and a safer, cleaner working environment. Faber said. "There is a big difference between being environmentally aware and being environmentally proactive," Faber said.


Second Foss Maritime Hybrid Tug On its Way to Southern California - Aspin Kemp & Associates

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Gary Faber, president and COO of Foss said, "Our company is committed to hybrid technology.


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