Executive Management

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    Matthew J. Cox

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Matthew J. Cox is Chairman and CEO of Matson, Inc. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2017 and became CEO in June 2012. Cox is responsible for overseeing the entire Matson organization, which includes Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (ocean transportation), Matson Logistics,...

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      Ronald J. Forest

      President

      Ronald J. Forest was appointed President of Matson in 2017. He is responsible for all of the company's operations, including vessels, terminals, container equipment, labor relations, safety, environmental compliance, quality, security, purchasing and engineering.  Forest's career in the...

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        Peter T. Heilmann

        Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

        Peter T. Heilmann is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Matson, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing all of Matson's legal, legislative and human resources activities. His accomplishments include handling the separation from Alexander and Bald...

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          John P. Lauer

          Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

          John Lauer is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. In this post, Lauer is responsible for sales, marketing, customer service, pricing, government services and the China office network for the ocean transportation division of Matson. Lauer has more than 35 years of expe...

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            Rusty K. Rolfe

            President, Matson Logistics

            Rusty Rolfe is President of Matson Logistics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matson, Inc. Rolfe's responsibilities encompass overseeing all facets of the company's logistics services, including domestic and international rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway broker...

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              Joel M. Wine

              Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

              Joel M. Wine is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Matson, Inc. overseeing all financial matters, including accounting, financial reporting and compliance functions, as well as corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and investor relations. Previou...

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                Vic S. Angoco

                Senior Vice President, Pacific

                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...

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                • GraceCerocke

                  Grace M. Cerocke

                  Senior Vice President, Finance

                  Grace Cerocke was promoted to senior vice president, finance at Matson Logistics, Inc. and named senior vice president of parent company Matson, Inc. in February 2021. She is responsible for all finance activities and plays a key role in acquisitions, organic expansion and growth strate...

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                  • Bal Dreyfus

                    Bal B. Dreyfus

                    Senior Vice President, Alaska

                    Branton “Bal” Dreyfus has led Matson’s Alaska operations since 2019. As Senior Vice President, Alaska, he oversees all aspects of Matson's business operations in Alaska and leads the company’s involvement in a range of community service activities there. Since joining Matson in 1993, B...

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                    • Qiang Gao

                      Qiang Gao

                      Senior Vice President, Asia

                      Qiang Gao was promoted to senior vice president, Asia at Matson Navigation Company, Inc. and named senior vice president of parent company Matson, Inc. in February 2021. Based in Oakland, California, he spends about 50 percent of his time in China, where he is responsible for all busine...

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                      • Rich Kinney

                        Rich S. Kinney

                        Senior Vice President, Network Operations

                        Rich Kinney was promoted to senior vice president, network operations at Matson Navigation Company, Inc. and named senior vice president of parent company Matson, Inc. in January 2020. He is responsible for overseeing Matson’s deployment of terminal, fleet and equipment assets as well a...

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                        • Laura Rascon

                          Laura L. Rascon

                          Senior Vice President, Customer Experience

                          Laura Rascon was promoted to senior vice president, customer experience at Matson Navigation Company, Inc. and named senior vice president of parent company Matson, Inc. in February 2021. She oversees one of Matson’s strongest competitive advantages: the end-to-end personal attention we...

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                          • Chris Scott

                            Chris A. Scott

                            Senior Vice President, Transpacific Services

                            Chris Scott was promoted to senior vice president, transpacific services at Matson Navigation Company, Inc. and named senior vice president of parent company Matson, Inc. in February 2021. He is responsible for all sales and marketing activities tied to Matson’s China service, based in ...

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                            • Jack Sullivan

                              Capt. Jack W. Sullivan

                              Senior Vice President, Vessel Operations and Engineering

                              Capt. John “Jack” Sullivan was promoted to senior vice president, vessel operations and engineering at Matson Navigation Company, Inc. and named senior vice president of parent company Matson, Inc. in February 2021. He is responsible for overseeing the evolution and management of Matson...

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