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Judges Spotlight: Don Toenshoff

Judges Spotlight: Don Toenshoff
Hey Readers! I would like to introduce to you, Don Toenshoff! Donald A. Toenshoff, Jr., became Executive Vice President of the Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) in April 1996. His responsibilities at MSRC include the executive leadership of: MSRC?s Health & Safety program, MSRC?s marine engineering & maintenance functions; MSRC?s vessel dry-docking program; the MSRC Marine Operations Division; federal regulatory spill response classifications; MSRC?s Quality Assurance & Quality Control programs; the MSRC dispersant program; and MIS & Telecommunications. From 1998 to early 2010, Don provided leadership to MSRC?s Eastern Region, which includes the coastal region from Maine to Georgia, and the Mid-continent Region. He previously spent four years during the creation and with the National Response Corporation (NRC) as Executive Vice President. His responsibilities at NRC included the development and oversight of the NRC program; commercial oversight of oil spill response activities; oversight of the NRC Training Institute; business development; and development of NRC?s operational infrastructure. Concurrently, he was Director of Clean Pacific, providing regional U.S. West Coast oil spill response services. He presently is on the Board of Directors of SCAA, the Spill Control Association of America. Additionally, he is a member of APICOM, the Association of Petroleum Industry Co-Operative Managers. Mr. Toenshoff represented the oil spill response industry on the U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Response Plan Negotiated Rulemaking Committee in 1992, which developed the present oil spill response planning guidelines, under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. He previously held positions with Phibro Energy, Inc. (Commercial Petroleum Operations); Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corporation (Marine Operations Port Captain); and Stolt-Nielsen, Inc. (Fleet Operations and Sea-Going Deck Officer) Mr. Toenshoff is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point (BS, Marine Transportation, 1984); University of Bridgeport College of Business and Public Management (MBA, International Business, 1990), and has attended the Columbia Business School Executive Program (1995) and the University of Virginia Darden Business School Executive Program (2000) Mr. Toenshoff is the recipient of: The Women?s Propeller Club of the United States Port of New York 1983 Heroism Award; the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 1983 Special Award for Heroism, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Outstanding Professional Achievement recognition (2004). You can view all the judges for the competition here. More later, Alex at X PRIZE

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