Anthony J. Odak has been the COO at John W. Stone Oil Distributor LLC., in Gretna, La, since 2008. Odak obtained his BS in marine systems engineering and USCG Unlimited HP engineering license from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1996 and received his MBA in finance from Tulane University in 2006. Odak oversees the operations of Stone Oil’s inland fleet (17 boats, 49 barges), offshore fleet (five units), and eight docks and terminals located throughout the lower Mississippi River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Gulf of Mexico. He also serves as director of business development. Odak’s professional background includes marine surveyor and engineer for the American Bureau of Shipping, owner of Holly Marine Towing, and territory manager for ExxonMobil with specialization in marine lubricants and fuels. He has written and presented on various aspects of marine fuel and is an expert witness in cases related to the subject. Odak is a participating member of the USCG CTAC and TSAC committees and has co-chaired multiple IMO and USCG sub-committees related to LNG as a marine fuel, LNG bunkering, traditional marine bunkering, midstreaming, and SIMOPS.