Sanborn Named President Of Sonat Marine Inc.
James H. Sanborn has been elected president of Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia. The announcement was made by Ronald L.
Kuehn Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sonat Inc., the parent company of Sonat Marine.
Mr. Sanborn succeeds Stephen A. Van Dyke, who recently became chairman of Sonat Marine and senior vice president of the parent company. He joined Sonat Marine in 1978 as a division vice president for the East Coast, and was named vice president-operations in 1982. Prior to joining Sonat, he held executive positions with other marine transportation companies.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Following service in the Navy and merchant marine, he earned an MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Sonat Marine is one of the largest independent marine carriers of petroleum products in the U.S. The company operates a fleet of 42 tank barges and 33 tugboats to transport crude oil and refined petroleum products along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.