Announces Sales Organization changes
Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that Edward (Ned) LaGoy has joined the company as assistant vice president of field sales. LaGoy came on board on September 1 and reports directly to Bill Stallings, vice president of sales.
LaGoy comes directly to Sea Star Line from Hyundai Merchant Marine, where he was vice president and regional manager for Hyundai’s Midwest region. LaGoy has also held positions with Horizon Lines and Sea Land ’ with responsibilities that have encompassed sales, operations, customer service, and administration.
‘We are excited to have Ned join our team,’ said Stallings. ‘Ned is a 20 year veteran of our industry, with much of that time spent in leadership roles. His dedication to excellence and customer service mirror the expectations of our customers and reflect Sea Star Line’s commitment to the market. Ned is a great addition to our company and we feel fortunate to have him.’
Other changes in the sales organization have also been announced. Greg Wellstead, a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, will lead Sea Star’s inside sales effort. Wellstead was instrumental in Sea Star’s program to develop non-containerized and project cargo ’ and the company now looks to Greg for a similar boost to the inside sales program.
Jim Gaskin, a 25 year industry veteran, will direct the company’s program to service non-containerized and project cargoes. Jim joined Sea Star in 1998 and holds degrees from Chicago State and The College of Advanced Transportation ’ Chicago. Prior to joining Sea Star Line, Jim held management positions with Columbus Lines, Aqua Gulf, and Anchor Shipping.
Chris Willman, who has been in the role of inside sales representative, will relocate to Chicago as District Sales Manager for the Midwest. And finally, Elizabeth Alico will move from freight services to inside sales, filling the position vacated by Willman.