(MELVILLE, N.Y.) — On Thursday, Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. President and CEO Morton S. Bouchard III was honored at the Coast Guard Foundation 36th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard National Awards Dinner, in New York City.
Bouchard has been a proud supporter of the United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation since 1985. Through his dedication over the past 30-plus years he has helped grow various programs including, education and the Fallen Heroes Scholarship program, support for USCG members both ashore and at sea, and relief for USCG members and their families during times of critical injury, or worse.
His close relationship with the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation was beautifully recognized while surrounded by members of the Coast Guard and the foundation, business partners, fellow industry executives, family and friends.
Bouchard was introduced to the stage by Coast Guard Foundation Chairman and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Director Will Jenkins. He proudly accepted the honor on behalf of Bouchard’s employees, “who everyday go above and beyond, 365 days a year, to provide safe transportation of the various petroleum products on the coastal waters of the United States.”
His acceptance was followed with gracious remarks which thanked Adm. Paul Zukunft, the evening’s guests whose contributions helped make the night a record breaking success, and most importantly, the men and women of the Coast Guard who proudly sacrifice their lives to serve our country and protect our waterways. He concluded with a proposal to form a committee with the cooperation of fellow industry owners and operators, the USCG, AWO and ABS, with a goal to bind the entities together and work to provide ongoing industry support for the Coast Guard.