Senior Management

Albert E. Bergeron
Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Bergeron is a Certified Public Accountant with 25 years of industry experience. He joined U.S. Shipping’s predecessor in 2002 when it acquired six ITBs from Hess, where he served in various roles, including Divisional Controller of Domestic Shipping Accounting and Senior Accountant of International Exploration and Production. He also previously held accounting positions at Iroquois Gas and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

Sam Cermack
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining U.S. Shipping in 2015, Mr. Cermack served as President and COO/Logistics for American Shipping & Logistics Group, Inc. He has 35 years of industry experience, previously holding the roles of Vice President/Operations and Vice President/International Transportation Management for Maersk Logistics USA, Inc.; Executive Vice President/Commercial for Independent Container Line; and Director/International Logistics for Philip Morris International.

 

Jeffrey M. Miller
Senior Vice President of Chartering Operations
Mr. Miller joined U.S. Shipping’s predecessor in 2002. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with nearly three decades of industry experience, he previously held positions, including Vice President of Chartering, at Marine Transport Lines and worked aboard Jones Act merchant vessels in various roles.

 

Paul J. McDade
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. McDade joined U.S. Shipping in 2017. Previously served as the CFO of ZAIS Group LLC an investment management firm focused on specialized credit. Certified Public Accountant with 31 years of professional experience and held financial positions at PWC, Reliance Group Holdings, JP Morgan, Zurich Capital Markets and XE Capital Management.