Former Coast Guard senior officer 'Joe' Paitl joins LNG America

(HOUSTON) — LNG America welcomes Capt. George “Joe” Paitl to its staff as VP Marine Operations and HSSE Compliance. Paitl is a retired U.S. Coast Guard senior officer who most recently held the position of commanding officer and captain of the port, Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, where he oversaw safety, security, law enforcement and environmental regulatory compliance across a 39,000-square-mile area spanning southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. The Port Arthur unit includes the nation's busiest commercial military cargo port, top crude oil destination port, third-busiest petrochemical complex, 55 percent of U.S. petroleum reserves, over 250 offshore drill rigs/platforms and 180 regulated waterfront facilities.

Paitl brings extensive leadership, executive management, and maritime-related experience to his new role with LNG America. 
He has extensive knowledge and background in emergency management and response, as well as vessel, facility and port safety, security and environmental compliance, waterways management, and strategic planning.

“We are very pleased that Joe has decided to join LNG America adding direct operational and HSSE marine experience to our team,” said Keith Meyer, president and CEO of LNG America. “We are looking forward to accessing his experience, knowledge, and operational expertise as we build out the infrastructure necessary to provide LNG to the marine and other industries.”

About LNG America

LNG America’s mission is to build the required infrastructure for distributing LNG to the high-horsepower fuel market, bringing value, experience and a ready supply source. The LNG America "distributed LNG" program is designed to allow the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas in the form of LNG to gain appreciable market share in the marine and other high-horsepower fuel markets. LNG allows a bridge to be built between the natural gas industry and high-horsepower industries demanding clean and economic fuel.

By Professional Mariner Staff