MID-SHIP Team

Individually Strong ~ Unbeatable as a Team! ®


MID-SHIP’s world-class personnel are at the heart of MID-SHIP’s strength. As a service provider, it’s our people that make all the difference. Dedicated, veteran, industry experts fill the MID-SHIP ranks along with up and coming young, talented professionals, providing an environment of experience and growth to serve our clients now, and for years to come.

MID-SHIP Trading Floor


MID-SHIP Group Directors/Partners
Jeff Armstrong
Chairman

Bob Diamond
MID-SHIP Partner

Brian Malone
MID-SHIP Partner

George Kachmar
MID-SHIP Partner

Steven Rzehak
MID-SHIP Partner

Aysan Ay
MID-SHIP Partner

Douglas Aprahamian
MID-SHIP Partner

John Schlosser
President, Kinder Morgan Terminals

Timothy Casey
Vice President, Business Development, Kinder Morgan Terminals

Office of the Chairman
Jeff Armstrong
Chairman

Henry Schachar
Chief Executive Officer

Matthew I. DeLuca, Jr.
Founder / Executive Chairman

MID-SHIP Group
Technology

New York

Craig Ahrens
Chief Technology Officer

Frank Lewaine
Report Developer


Accounting

New York

Joseph Smith
Chief Financial Officer

Francine Nelson
Vice President and Corporate Controller

Carla Daly
Group Accounting Manager

Charlotte Paragas-Puma
Accounting

James Mehnert
Staff Accountant

Darby Casey
Accounting

MID-SHIP Marine
Chartering

New York

Brian Malone
Partner

Steven Rzehak
Partner

Patrick Krebs
Senior Vice President

Manny Xidias
Vice President

Edward Torre
Manager, Owners Desk

Kevin Byrne
Shipbroker

Matthew Brady
Shipbroker

Robb Heath
Shipbroker

Ivan Vorobev
Shipbroker

Jonathan Grubb
Shipbroker

Joe Buffolino
Shipbroker

Jesse De Boer
Shipbroker

Peter Saitta
Shipbroker

James Buttafuoco
Shipbroker

Coral Gables

Jeremy Flores
Vice President, Latin America

Jorge Ortiz
Shipbroker

Vannesa Mora
Shipbroker

Genoa

Paolo Bolla
Managing Director

Istanbul

Aysan Ay
Partner

Cem Kirteler
Vice President

Murat Kahya
Chartering Manager

Soner Unal
Shipbroker and Agency

Beste Bozcuk
Shipbroker

Victor Syrovatka
Shipbroker

Dubai

Kasper Simonsen
General Manager

Omar El Beialy
General Manager

Charles Willis
Shipbroker

Zeeshan Agha
Shipbroker

Thomas Tsimourtos
Shipbroker

Mohammad Massad
Shipbroker

Beijing

Allen Ling
President

Jun Qian
Vice President

Rodger Hong
Shipbroker

Ben Shao
Shipbroker

Summer Shi
Shipbroker

Shanghai

Soma Chen
Shipbroker


Operations

New York

Douglas Aprahamian
Partner

Vasanth Venkatachalam
Director of Operations

Stefano Larosa
Operations

Mike O'Connell
Operations

Brett LaCorte
Operations

Helena Vieira
Operations

Coral Gables

Ray Bueno
Senior Vice President

Angela Chisholm
Operations

Rosemeiry Gaya Lima
Operations

Portugal

Helena De Gouveia
Operations Manager

Istanbul

Kenan Uzunaslan
Ship Agency Operations Manager

Bahadir Tan
Agency

Burcin Varliisi
Agency Department and Accounting

Yuled Sancaktutar
Post Fixture Operations Manager

Dubai

Jalal Smady
Senior Operations Manager

Sobia Gulzad
Operations / Office Manager

Beijing

Capt. Michael Yu
Operations Manager

Sophia Su
Operations

Doris Yang
Operations


Accounting

Beijing

Amy Yang
Finance Manager

Yolanda He
Accounting

Istanbul

Yucel Ustun
Accounting


Administration

New York

Kate Perfetti
Executive Assistant / Editor, MID-SHIP Report

Karen Eason
Charter Party Editor

Lisa Erickson
Administration

Irma Vidal
Assistant Charter Party Editor

Jose Negron
Office Administration

Coral Gables

Marie Cunningham
Administration

Istanbul

Arlin Kalpakciyan
Administration Manager

Nil Cicek
Administration

Kemal Bektas
Company Representative

Yildiz Sumer
Office Assistant

Dubai

Joan Nojara
Administration

Beijing

Grace Liu
Receptionist


MID-SHIP Logistics
Operations

New York

George Kachmar
Partner

Howard Belgrod
Senior Vice President

George O’Connor
Vice President

Colin Schneider
Vice President

Sherry Denn
General Manager

Claudia Gedeon
Logistics Supervisor

Jessica Seelinger
Operations

Timothy Yen
Operations

Chris Kachmar
Operations

Helen Ryan
Inventory Data Analyst

Michael Kot
Operations

New Orleans

Suzanne Avilez
Manager, US Gulf Operations

Steven Kingsbury
US Gulf Operations

Vasilios Stavrakakis
Operations Manager

Ted Tsagaris
Operations


Accounting

New York

Monica Costa
Logistics Accounting Manager

Kinder Morgan Logistics
Operations

Houston

Bob Diamond
Partner

George Karmoukos
Vice President

Peter McDougall
Shipbroker / Logistics / OFAC Compliance Officer

Frank Carlson
Project Cargo Manager

Michael Archibald
Senior Project Manager

Larry Darr
Manager - Chemicals

Arlene Philpot
Materials Controller

Diana Garcia De Leon
Operations/Administration

Sneha Shah
Materials Document Coordinator

MID-SHIP Transport
Operations

Houston

Brian Kostef
Vice President, Trucking Operations

Pittsburgh

Chuck Wagner
General Manager

Richard Casoli
Operations Manager

Dennis McCord
Operations/Broker

Shaun Hines
Operations/Broker

Carissa Michener
Operations/Broker

David Wojtkowski
Operations/Broker

Tim Cain
Operations/Broker

Lyly Pham
Operations


Accounting

Pittsburgh

Salome Mengel
Manager of Accounting

Tim Rupik
Accounting Manager, Kinder Morgan Logistics

Stacey Gorman
Accounting

Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals
John Schlosser
President, Kinder Morgan Terminals

Timothy Casey
Vice President, Business Development, Kinder Morgan Terminals




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Our Founder’s Motto

“Work Hard, And Then Work Harder”

- Matthew I. DeLuca, Jr.
MID-SHIP Group Founder, Chairman & CEO


Matt’s twist on the “Work Hard, Play Hard” expression could not be more fitting. He lives up to his motto day in and day out, with an unparalleled drive and determination.

Matt leads by example, and his work ethic is contagious. By surrounding himself with like-minded individuals over the years, Matt has kept MID-SHIP operating at the highest possible standards, delivering world-class service to our clients.