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

Brian Malone
MID-SHIP Partner

Steven Rzehak
MID-SHIP Partner

George Kachmar
MID-SHIP Partner

Aysan Ay
MID-SHIP Partner

John Schlosser
President, 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
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Frank Lewaine
Report Developer

Kevin Kirby
Information Technology Coordinator


Accounting

New York

Carla Daly
Group Accounting Manager

Humza Arshad
Senior Accountant

Yanira Cruz
Staff Accountant

MID-SHIP Marine
Chartering

New York

Brian Malone
Partner

Steven Rzehak
Partner

Patrick Krebs
Senior Vice President

Edward Torre
Manager, Owners Desk

Kevin Byrne
Shipbroker

Robb Heath
Shipbroker

Jonathan Grubb
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

Dubai

Tonny Thorsen
General Manager

Omar El Beialy
General Manager

Charles Willis
Shipbroker

Zeeshan Agha
Shipbroker

Thomas Tsimourtos
Shipbroker

Keran Mushtak
Shipbroker

Hassan Kassem
Shipbroker

Beijing

Allen Ling
President

Rodger Hong
Shipbroker

Ben Shao
Shipbroker

Shanghai

Soma Chen
Shipbroker

Sydney

Kasper Simonsen
Shipbroker

Jesse De Boer
Shipbroker


Operations

New York

Douglas Aprahamian
Partner

Vasanth Venkatachalam
Director of Operations

Stefano Larosa
Operations

Coral Gables

Angela Chisholm
Operations

Rosemeiry Gaya Lima
Operations

Istanbul

Yuled Sancaktutar
Post Fixture Operations Manager

Pelin Lule Uyanık
Operations

Aslı Ayse Basak
Operations

Dubai

Abuthalha Zainuddin
Operations

Ahmed Tarek
Operations

Beijing

Capt. Michael Yu
Operations Manager

Sophia Su
Operations


Agency

Istanbul

Kenan Uzunaslan
Ship Agency Operations Manager

Burcin Varliisi
Agency Department and Accounting

Bahadir Tan
Agency


Accounting

Beijing

Amy Yang
Finance Manager

Istanbul

Arlin Kalpakciyan
Administration Manager

Yucel Ustun
Accounting


Administration

New York

Mary Ann Bianchi
Office Manager

Karen Eason
Charter Party Editor

Lisa Erickson
Administration

Irma Vidal
Assistant Charter Party Editor

Coral Gables

Marie Cunningham
Administration

Istanbul

Nil Cicek
Administration

Kemal Bektas
Company Representative

Dubai

Joan Nojara
Administration


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

Chris Kachmar
Operations

Michael Kot
Operations

Zachary Kachmar
Operations

Miranda LaVelle
Operations

New Orleans

Steven Kingsbury
US Gulf Operations

Anna Hogan
Operations

Houston

Larry Darr
Manager - Chemicals


Accounting

New York

Mike O'Connell
Accounting Operations

Kinder Morgan Logistics
Operations

Houston

Harlan Bergen
Senior Vice President

George Karmoukos
Vice President

Frank Carlson
Project Cargo Manager

Sneha Shah
Materials Document Coordinator

Pittsburgh

Dennis McCord
Operations/Broker

Carissa Michener
Operations/Broker

New Orleans

Vasilios Stavrakakis
Operations Manager


Accounting

Pittsburgh

Kathryn Price
Accounting

MID-SHIP Transport
Operations

Houston

Brian Kostef
Vice President, Trucking Operations

Pittsburgh

Chuck Wagner
General Manager

Shaun Hines
Operations/Broker

Tim Cain
Operations/Broker


Accounting

Pittsburgh

Tim Rupik
Accounting Manager

Stacey Gorman
Accounting

MID-SHIP Sale and Purchase
Business Development

New York

Peter Klopfer
Director

Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals
John Schlosser
President, 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.