Eugene Pentimonti has over three decades of broad-based management experience in the shipping industry where he has played a key role in the planning, engineering, and construction of the industry’s shift to containerization, and in evaluating and designing vessels. Among his specific accomplishments, Mr. Pentimonti helped design and build five diesel-powered, non-Panamax C-10 vessels, each with a container-carrying capacity of approximately 4300 TEUs. He was also closely involved with the engineering, construction, and operation of the industry’s first doublestack trains. Mr. Pentimonti retired as Senior Vice President with Maersk, Inc., one of the world’s leading shipping companies with a fleet of more than 500 container vessels. In that capacity, he was responsible for the company’s legislative, regulatory, and international government affairs.
Before joining Maersk, Mr. Pentimonti was President of Pacer Stacktrain, a division of Pacer International. Mr. Pentimonti’s other career highlights include his work as a consultant to Parsons Brinkerhoff and the Lockheed Martin IMS Corporation and as Senior Vice President of the American Trucking Association. Mr. Pentimonti also spent more than 25 years with American President Lines in various planning, design, engineering, development, operating, and management capacities. In 1987, Mr. Pentimonti was appointed the industry chairman of the Maritime Administration’s Cargo Handling Cooperative Program, a position he still holds today. He has also been actively involved efforts to research and evaluate automatic equipment identification technology, and has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Marine Board, and the Transportation Research Board’s technical committee.
Mr. Pentimonti is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point, and he received his master’s degree in engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.