Rand Logistics names new CEO

Rand Logistics Inc., a Jersey City-based provider of bulk freight shipping and ship repair services, announced Thursday it has appointed Peter Coxon its new CEO.

Coxon, Rand said, will also join the board of the directors.

“We are thrilled to partner with Peter to lead Rand into its next stage of growth,” Jason Perri, a Rand board member and partner at American Industrial Partners, Rand’s owner, said. “Peter has an excellent track record of success in growing and transforming similar businesses. After a thorough search the Board concluded that Peter was the right leader to help us, the existing management team and all of our employees and stakeholders achieve Rand’s full potential.”

Coxon, who has more than 30 years of maritime industry experience, previously held a senior leadership roles at a number of organizations including SEACOR Holdings Inc., the Atlantic Richfield Co. and Par Petroleum. Prior to his private sector career, he served for 13 years as a commissioned office in the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve.

“Rand is an outstanding company with dedicated employees, a superior market position, and a top tier capital partner – all of which are key ingredients for success.” Coxon said. “This is a great opportunity to work with a talented team to continue to build this business and deliver on our vision to be the premier provider of logistics services and solutions in the Great Lakes region and beyond.”