Now in its fifth year, the IMX 40 Under 40 Award recognizes young professionals for their hard work and dedication to the inland marine industry. The award is presented to 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions to the inland marine transportation industry in a variety of fields.

The awards will be presented at the IMX Awards Lunch during the Inland Marine Expo, presented by The Waterways Journal at 12pm on May 25, in St. Louis, Mo.

This year’s 40 Under 40 honorees are:


Jacob Banet
Revenue and IT Manager
Wepfer Marine, Inc.


Troy Bernier
Maritime Partners, LLC


Adam Binsfeld
Brennan Marine, Inc.


Curtis Blank
Director of Maintenance and Engineering
Associated Terminals


Chris Bourgeois
Vessel Planning & Repair Manager
American Commercial Barge Line


Kelsie Brien
Logistics Manager
McDonough Marine Service


Mark DiStefano
Manager Liquids Allocation
Ingram Barge Company


Michael Ditto
Southern Towing Company, LLC


Lance Eads
Director of Safety & Security
Associated Marine Service


Jake England
Vessel Maintenance Technician
J.F. Brennan Co.


James Gauthreaux
Director of Maintenance
Cooper Consolidated


Michael Gore
Training Manager
Southern Towing Company


Nathaniel Hough
General Manager of Gulf Operations
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.


Spencer Hudson
Operations Manager
North American Stevedoring


Alexandra Huff
Director, Treasury
American Commercial Barge Line


David Hughes
Director of Operations
Arcosa Marine Components – NABRICO/WINTECH


Shane Irby
Logistics Manager
Waterfront Services Co.


Jeffrey (Todd) Kimery
Regional Maintenance Program Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers


Andrew Kimmel
Project Engineer
National Maintenance & Repair of Kentucky


Lucian Lott
Business Development/Director of Logistics
Turn Services



Rick Martin
Vice President, Open Hopper Barge Freight
Marquette Transportation


Norabel Matamoros
Account Manager
Kirby Offshore Marine


Paul Matthews
Executive Director
Port of South Louisiana


Joseph Meerman
Commercial Manager – Gulf


Jack Nash
Maritime Partners, LLC


Nick Nassar
Colby Service and Supply


Zach Oswalt
Fleet Supervisor


Merritt Parsons
Director of Human Capital Development
Associated Terminals


Genelle Perez-Sandi
Manager Auditing & Special Projects
Sabine Surveyors, Ltd


Ryan Peters
Director, HR and Crewing
Marquette Transportation


Erin Pugh
Chief Experience Officer
Tug and Barge Solutions


Linda Ramos
Customer Relations/Outside Sales
Quality Turbo


David Reynolds
PTL Marine


Andrew Ritchie
Project Manager
Marine Solutions, Inc.


Matt Schapker
Vice President
Abco Industrial


Karl Senner
Karl Senner, LLC


Michael Steiner
Head Superintendent
Steiner Construction


Kristen Stojakovich
Senior Manager of Logistics
Campbell Transportation Company Inc.


Zach Usselton
Senior Project Engineer
Marine Solutions, Inc.


Rob Wayne
SCF Lewis & Clark Fleeting