Ronald J. Forest was appointed President of Matson on April 27, 2017. He is responsible for all of the company's operations, including vessels, terminals, container equipment, labor relations, purchasing and engineering.
Forest's career in the maritime industry began in 1978, including eight years with APL and nine years with United States Lines. His Matson career began in 1995 as operations manager, Southern California. He was promoted in 1996 to area manager, Northern California, and was made a vice president of Matson Navigation Company in 1998. That same year he assumed the responsibility of overseeing the company's labor relations and was later promoted to vice president, area manager, Southern California.
In 2000, Forest was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Matson Logistics and transferred to Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. As head of Matson Logistics, Forest was responsible for overseeing the management and continued growth of Matson's largest subsidiary. In 2002, Forest transferred back to Matson as head of the company's operations division, as well as overseeing Matson's investment in SSAT, a West Coast stevedoring joint venture with SSA Marine. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2003.
Forest has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He serves on the board of directors of the Pacific Maritime Association. He also serves on the boards of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross, the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, and the Oakland Chamber of Commerce.
Vic Angoco is Senior Vice President of the Pacific division of Matson. In this position, Angoco has a key role in overseeing all aspects of Matson's core market, Hawaii, as well as the Guam trade. He also serves as executive vice president of the Matson subsidiary, Matson Terminals, Inc. In addition to his contribution to the company's business operations, Angoco represents Matson in a wide range of community service activities, as well as serving in leadership roles pertaining to the modernization of Hawaii's harbors and the Port of Guam's infrastructure improvements.
Angoco, who is originally from Guam, has been in the maritime industry since 1990, and has held a wide range of operations and sales management positions. He joined Matson in 1996 as manager, operations, Guam, and soon after was promoted to manager, sales/customer service. As part of a management development program, Angoco transferred to San Francisco in 2001 and was promoted to manager, national accounts and eastern area sales. In 2002, he was promoted again to manager, container operations and transferred to Honolulu. In 2004, he joined Young Brothers, Ltd./Hawaiian Tug & Barge as vice president, sales and marketing and was promoted to vice president and general manager in 2005. In 2006, he was promoted to senior vice president. He returned to Matson later that year as country manager, Guam. He returned to Hawaii as vice president, Pacific, in 2008, was promoted to senior vice president in 2010.
Prior to joining Matson, he worked for American President Lines (APL) for four years as manager, operations, Guam, and worked for Sea-Land Services in Guam from 1990 to 1992 as operations manager.
Angoco has a bachelor's degree in business management from Oregon State University.